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.

7th April 2019, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Rangers; Gboly Ariyibi of Motherwell avoids the challenge of James Tavernier of Rangers
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With his contract up at the end of the season, Wallace looks set to leave Ibrox this summer after eight years and Tavernier thinks Wallace deserved the fantastic welcome he received from fans.
“He has been a terrific servant for the club, I was over the moon to see him come on the pitch,”
Tavernier said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MARCH 31: James Tavernier of Rangers in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park on March 31, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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“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.
9th September 2017, Ibrox Park, Glasgow, Scotland; Scottish Premier League football, Rangers versus Dundee; Rangers Lee Wallace and Dundees Roarie Deacon
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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.
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