Rangers captain James Tavernier has admitted that he was “over the moon” to see Lee Wallace given a few minutes off the bench as a substitute yesterday – and insists his predecessor as skipper has been a “terrific servant” for the Gers.
Wallace made only his third appearance of the season when he replaced Jermain Defoe in the final minutes of the 2-0 win over Aberdeen.
“He has been a terrific servant for the club, I was over the moon to see him come on the pitch,”
“He deserves it and it was good to see him back out there. It was fantastic – like the old days of me on the right and him on the left.
“He’s been a loyal servant. His picture is on the billboard behind the stadium. He’s been a terrific captain, especially for me, and I have enjoyed playing with him.”
Wallace has barely featured over the last two season due to a number of reasons and was last involved with the first-team in December.
Since moving to Ibrox in 2011 from Hearts, Wallace has made 262 appearances and was named captain following Lee McCulloch’s departure in 2015.
With only a handful of games left in the campaign, it seems almost certain that – barring injury or suspension – it will have been his final appearance for the Gers.