Ex-Rangers captain who left amid controversy nets winner for current side
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Ex-Rangers captain who left amid controversy nets winner for current side

Ex-Rangers captain and club legend Lee Wallace has shown he’s still got it as he netted the eventual winner for Championship Queens Park Rangers this weekend.

Waldo, 33, will go down as one of the most influential figures in rebuilding Rangers, the left-back refusing to leave in 2012 and helping the club back to the Scottish Premiership.

But his time at Ibrox ended tumultuously following a notorious bust-up with caretaker manager Graeme Murty alongside ex-Gers striker Kenny Miller in 2018.

Both players were suspended and the writing was on the wall for their Rangers careers after an explosive run-in with Murty following a 4-0 Scottish Cup demolition by Celtic.

Despite returning to the Ibrox pitch to say farewell at the end of season 18/19, Wallace would join up with ex-Gers manager Mark Warburton – the man who made him captain – at Loftus Road.

His time in England – much like in the latter stages if his Rangers career – has been interrupted by injury but the full-back had QPR 2-0 up within 18 minutes after scoring a six-yard box header following Robert Dicker’s stunning opener only three minutes earlier.

Middlesbrough would get one back through Yannick Bolaise – and QPR would be reduced to 10-men when keeper Seny Dieng was sent off – but they held out for a valuable three points.

Ex-Rangers captain Lee Wallace made over 260 appearances for the Ibrox club. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

The result leaves QPR in 10th position in the English Championship with Warburton solidifying their status as a mid-table English second-tier club.

Rangers fans were “delighted” for Wallace back in 2019 as Steven Gerrard subbed the full-back on to rapturous applause at Aberdeen in one of the final home games of the season.