Should Rangers look to offload Lee Wallace in January?
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Should Rangers look to offload Lee Wallace in January?

Long after Lee Wallace won an appeal against the disciplinary action taken against himself and Kenny Miller, the former club captain remains an outcast at Rangers.

Wallace and Miller were punished after a dispute with Graeme Murty. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

So far, he has made just a solitary league appearance under Steven Gerrard. That was as a substitute in the 3-3 draw away at Motherwell.

Otherwise, he hasn’t got a look in. Rarely included in match day squads, he appears to be being intentionally kept on the peripheries.

It seems hard to fathom, as clearly, he is the second best left-back at the club. Yet, Rangers hold firm in their stance.

Wouldn’t it make sense to try to sell him in January?

The left-back has 21 goals in 189 league appearances for the Gers. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

Wallace is valued at £800k by Transfermarkt, which would represent a useful sum for a club looking to strengthen in other areas.

What’s more, he is an experienced and proven performer.

He has over 300 career league appearances spread across spells at Tynecastle and Ibrox. Surely there would be no shortage of offers if he were made available.

However, the fact that his contract is up in the summer, is a major issue.

It means that, unless any suitors are desperate for his services, they could simply wait a few months before picking him up on a free.

Here, he turns out for Rangers at Ibrox against Hamilton in 2016. (Photo by Lynne Cameron/Getty Images)

As a result, of this stumbling block, the player is stuck in limbo. Contracted, he can’t force a move. Yet, he is wasting a year of his career sat on the sidelines.

If Rangers insist on continuing to exclude him, perhaps they will try to get something for him before it’s too late.

However, ultimately, it will be difficult to command any significant fee for a player everyone knows is surplus to requirements at Ibrox.