Rangers defender looking for big performance at Easter Road

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Lee Wallace wants a big performance at Easter Road to inspire rest of the season

Rangers defender Lee Wallace has told BBC Sport that a big performance is needed from the Rangers players if they are to take three points away from Easter Road this weekend.

Come Sunday afternoon the answer as to whether Rangers can finish in second-place will be a lot clearer as the final whistle blows in their game against Hibernian.

The game offers the Gers an opportunity to banish their recent poor run to the back of their minds, and turn the season around with a confidence boosting win.

Light Blues defender Lee Wallace has achieved back-to-back promotions with Rangers after leaving current Scottish Championship leaders Hearts, and knows that Sunday’s showdown in Edinburgh is the time to turn things around.

Speaking to BBC Sport, the ex-Hearts captain is adamant that a positive attitude and big performance can see Rangers leave the Scottish capital with all three points.

"I know it's difficult to say we can go there with confidence when it's at an all-time low just now," explained the Rangers full back.

"We need to attempt to win, not have any of this nonsense because we're on a poor run and they're on a good run.

"We were littered with mistakes in the games we've played against them, really poor performances," added Wallace. "It'll take a big performance that hopefully we can say can help spark a wee run.

"I've sat a hundred and one times before a big game and said exactly the same - maybe this will be the one because of the type of game it is and the opponent we're facing.

"We look at how poor things have been - it probably can't get any lower at this point in time. It [the 4-0 defeat] was one of the worst days many of us have experienced in our footballing careers. We can use a lot of things as motivation to try and help us get that edge."

The 4-0 demolition to Hibs is clearly still fresh in the minds of the Rangers players, but with the game being away from Ibrox – where the Gers have struggled of late – they may be able to play with less pressure.

Any loss to Alan Stubbs’s in form Hibernian side would be detrimental to Rangers in terms of the league and confidence.

Not only would a second-place finish become very unlikely, but questions would have to be asked if a third or fourth place finish could be achieved with the Gers currently dropping points in every game they play.

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