McCall impressed, believes in-form Lee Wallace is back to his best

Rangers FC

Stuart McCall has praised left back Lee Wallace for his recent performances.

Rangers manager Stuart McCall has told the club's official website that he's been 'really impressed' with Lee Wallace in his first few weeks in charge at Ibrox.

McCall took over from Kenny McDowall earlier this month, and has now won two games in a row having seen his side defeat Hibernian and Cowdenbeath 2-0 and 4-1 respectively.

Momentum is building at Ibrox, and many believe that Rangers can overtake Hibernian and claim second spot in the Scottish Championship - which is of course a crucial position in the playoffs.

This weekend's game against champions Hearts will be McCall's biggest test so far, given that Hearts wrapped up the title with plenty of time to spare.

The match will see defender Lee Wallace face his former club, having left Tynecastle for Rangers in 2011 - and he enters the reunion in fine form.

The 27-year-old left back has made well over 100 appearances for Rangers and stuck with the club even after their demotion to the fourth tier of Scottish football.

Now though, Wallace appears to be proving his worth, and after scoring the opening goal against Hibs earlier this month, manager McCall says Wallace is getting back to his best.

"I have been really impressed by Lee Wallace too and I saw signs that he was getting back to his best in the game before I came in against Queen of the South, when he had to come off with a stomach bug," said McCall.

"At Motherwell when we played Rangers we would have to make plans for Wallace bombing down the left because he used to be the biggest attacking threat. I think he is back to that now; his link up with Tom Walsh originally and then will David Templeton has been terrific."

"He just gives you such a good outlay and again he had great fitness levels and really pushes right to the end of games and that is a good attribute to have," he added.

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