Rangers legend Rod Wallace has opened up on his time at Ibrox and admits that scoring the winner in an Old Firm Scottish Cup final is what “dreams are made of.”

The former striker joined the Gers in Dick Advocaat’s first summer in charge and went on to become a huge favourite at Ibrox.

26 Jul 2000: Rod Wallace (Blue Shirt) of Rangers is held back by Nerijlis Barasa (No.2 Shirt) of FBK Kaunas during the European Champions League Qualifying Round match at Ibrox, in Glasgow, Scotland. Rangers won the match 4-1. Mandatory Credit:

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Wallace told how after a huge rebuild the new-look Gers had to “get on with it” after Celtic lifted the title the previous season.

“I have some of the best-ever memories of my time at Rangers,” Wallace said, as quoted by the Sunday Post.

27 May 2000 : Billy Dodds (right) and Rod Wallace (left) of Rangers celebrate after the Scottish F.A Cup Final against Aberdeen at Hampden Park,Glasgow,Scotland.Rangers won the match 4-3. Mandatory Credit:

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“When I signed in the summer of 1998, Celtic had just won the title and we needed to get back to the top.


“But it was going to take time to gel as we had eight or nine new players – and many different languages – in the dressing room. We just needed to get on with it, and find our way with one another.


“We quickly realised we weren’t going to be given six months or a year to bed in. We were fortunate enough to have a squad full of international players, and we got into our stride fairly quickly.

“For me to top off the first season by getting the winner against Celtic in the Scottish Cup Final was really what dreams are made of.”

Wallace spent three years at Ibrox before heading south to sign for Gillingham in 2001.

18 Mar 2000: Rod Wallace of Glasgow Rangers shields the ball from Derek Adams of Motherwell during the Scottish Premier Division match at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland. Glasgow Rangers won the match 6-2. Mandatory Credit

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The former Leeds United star lifted three Scottish titles, two Scottish Cups and a Scottish League Cup during his time in Scotland and was a vital player for Dick Advocaat’s side.

Despite being an underwhelming signing at first, Wallace would go on and prove his doubters wrong at Rangers – perhaps one or two of the new signings could take some inspiration from Wallace’s stint at Ibrox.

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