Lee Wallace: I picture myself at Rangers for a ‘long, long time'

Wallace has outlined his intention to stay at Rangers, whether promotion happens or not.

Wallace is a real veteran of the Rangers team fighting for a Premiership place this season, and he has told the Evening Times that his future lies at Ibrox, regardless of the club’s future.

The left-back said: “We always wanted to get back up and it is the unthinkable to stay in this division again because of our failures and because of how poor we have been this season. If it means another year [in the Championship] then I am fully focussed and I am picturing myself being here for a long, long time.”

These words will certainly be pleasing to hear for many Rangers fans, with Wallace, now 27, one of the few players who did not abandon the club following their liquidation and relegation to League Two.

He has been a key member of the squad since his arrival at the club from Motherwell in 2011, and following the founding of the new club he has been an almost ever-present figure in the back-line, making 161 appearances, and registering an impressive tally of 12 goals and 36 assists.

There is no denying that he has been playing far below his level for a long time, and he would not look out of place in the top flight, whenever Rangers manage to get there. A former Scotland international, Wallace probably still has ambitions to get back in the national side, ambitions that can only be fulfilled by a place in the Premiership, and a desire to move to a bigger club would come as no surprise.

However, Wallace has laid out his future with Rangers, and his presence in the team will prove vital as the club look to secure a return to the top division. When the Gers do manage to finally get back to the Premiership, it will be no less than Wallace deserves for the duty he has done to the club since arriving at Ibrox in 2011.

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