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,”
“It gave me chills when his name was announced and the reception he got when he came 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.