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SWINDON TOWN: Foderingham makes apology to fans
5:01pm Monday 3rd September 2012 in Sport
WES Foderingham has apologised to Swindon supporters for his reaction to being substituted midway through the first half of the 4-1 defeat at Preston yesterday.
The Town goalkeeper lashed out at a water bottle as he marched off the pitch having been withdrawn by manager Paolo Di Canio.
The matter is now resolved, with Foderingham saying he was in the wrong.
“Having already spoken to the manager and my teammates following Sunday’s game at Preston, I would like to apologise to the Swindon supporters for my actions,” he told the club’s official website.
“I was frustrated with myself in the heat of the moment and the disappointment of being substituted so early in the game.
“I appreciate the time, money and effort that Swindon Town fans spend to watch us play across the country and I hope they would agree that I’ve always given 100 per cent.
“I have always appreciated their support and it goes without saying that I will continue to always give my all for Swindon and I know I can rely on the fans for their continued support.
“I will always be grateful to the manager and Swindon Town for giving me the opportunity to play first team football and I would never take that for granted.”
Foderingham also praised debutant Leigh Bedwell, who came on to replace him.
“Bedders has always worked hard and despite the circumstances, I was delighted to see him make his first senior appearance,” he said.
“On reflection I should have shaken his hand when I came off but we’ve trained together on Monday and we will continue to help each other out.”