Rangers icon Ally McCoist has weighed in after the Gers were again linked with a move for Jack Wilshere – and the Gers legend admits he just wants to see him playing again.

Fans got a bit over-excited yesterday when someone was pictured at Ibrox – many jumping the gun and thinking it was the former England star – and McCoist is worried his career could “pass him by.”

Arsenal FC 'Iconic' Archive Rangers

 (Photo by David Price/Arsenal FC via Getty Images)

Despite his injury woes, Super admits there are few people Wilshere would be better placed to work under than Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister and thinks they could bring out the best of his “exceptional” talent.

Subscribe to Rangers News TV now

“If he comes to Rangers then great because he is a fantastic player,” McCoist told the Scottish Sun.

“To be honest, I just want to see Jack Wilshere playing anywhere regularly to get a smile back on that lad’s face again because he has suffered terribly from injuries.

I hate to say this but, at 28, it looks as if his career could pass him by and Jack will be remembered as one of those guys with amazing talent who couldn’t fulfil his potential in terms of the number of games he played.



“I’d hate to see that happen to someone with Jack Wilshere’s exceptional talent. Clearly Jack has suffered from injuries. Well, few people in the game know more about the demands of being a top midfielder than Steven Gerrard and his No.2 Gary McAllister.”

A move for Wilshere seem a little pointless now and given the time that’s elapsed from him leaving West Ham, it doesn’t seem he’s in any rush to commit anywhere.

While there’s no doubt of his talent, Rangers can’t afford passengers at this crucial stage of the campaign and if Wilshere genuinely wanted to be a Ranger, he would be already.

Given his history with injuries, it wouldn’t come as a surprise if Wilshere’s career does go down as one that will be remembered as what it could have been rather than what it was.

Have something to tell us about this article?