This week in part 6 of 9:
I’m looking at players that from each of the 9 in-a-row seasons, may not have got the recognition they deserve.
This proved a very difficult task, for all wrong reasons. With Steven Pressley being persona non grata, for both his later choices in life and the fact that he is an all round a**e.
My choice simply came down to two players: the ever versatile and equality inadequate Neil Murray (a Namouchi type to modern fans) or my other choice who like the aforementioned, will not be joining any halls of fame.
Appearances — 10
Goals — 0
Fraser Wishart is probably best remembered by many fans as a face that would pop up on TV during players’ disputes or ill-fated times. But it is his time during the 93/94 season with Rangers that he earned his place in history.
Wishart is best described today as a utility player: someone who could fill many roles across the backline. He had a fairly nomadic career that spanned across clubs such as Motherwell, St Mirren, Dumbarton, Falkirk and Hearts before making the surprising move to Ibrox in 1993.
It is not his silky play nor the nature of his performances that he gains notoriety here, it is the timing of and importance of his arrival.
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With Rangers in the midst of an injury crisis (that would prove all too familiar in the 90s), Walter Smith was forced to turn to a journeyman player to shore up the defence. Wishart made his debut in an old firm fixture at Parkhead, helping the Ibrox side to a valuable point, considering all their injury woes.
Wishart may only have made a handful of appearances during the season, but his contribution is one that can’t be passed over, coming in at a time when the squad was thread bare, and he helped secure valuable points along the way.
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