Lee Wallace has given a lot to Rangers and if they fail in their bid for promotion he should move on for the sake of his own career.
Wallace has spent four years at Rangers after becoming Ally McCoist’s second signing in July 2011, when the Gers spent £1.5 million to bring the then-Hearts captain to Glasgow.
The Scotland international presumably signed up for league titles and Champions League football, as well as furthering his international career and bettering himself as a player.
But after the first year of a five-year-contract, trouble began at Ibrox and liquidation occurred, with Wallace one of the first players to sign for The Rangers Football Club Ltd in an excellent show of dedication when others like Steven Naismith, Allan McGregor and Steven Whittaker had opted to ply their trade elsewhere to keep their careers on track.
Now, three seasons into the journey back to the Scottish Premier League and Wallace remains, having played a majority of the games on the way, but the ease with which Rangers sauntered through the bottom two divisions has come to an abrupt end in the Scottish Championship, and promotion is far from a foregone conclusion.
If the Light Blues were to fail in their promotion bid it should be the time that Wallace decides he has dedicated enough to Rangers and moves to a club where he can play at the standard he is capable of.
The 27-year-old has struggled to get into the Scotland squad with his time as a definite starter probably passed with the emergence of Andrew Robertson, and his progress as a player will have been affected by the time he’s spent playing against lower league teams.
Any future move could bring in money for the club to reinvest in players although you’d expect they wouldn’t be happy to see Wallace leave Ibrox for new surroundings.
Whilst it is very admirable of the defender to commit so much to the Rangers cause, he needs to look at his future and ask himself if he can afford to stay in the Scottish Championship for another year.