Weir explains extent Wilson has changed from first spell at Rangers

Rangers assistant David Weir feels the Scottish Championship club have signed a better defender in Danny Wilson, than the one who originally left the club.

Rangers assistant David Weir has explained to the Glasgow Evening Times that he feels defender Danny Wilson is a better player than the youngster who first represented the club.

Weir has the opportunity to work closely with Wilson, who was confirmed as a signing for Rangers earlier this week, as part of the backroom team that will try and guide the Gers back into the top flight from the Scottish Championship.

“He’s learned a lot and he’s matured a lot. Meeting him in the last few days again you can see he’s grown up and he’s developed physically and mentally, so he’s a different lad to what he was,” Weir told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“He does tick a lot of the boxes as well as the fact he is vocal, he is a leader and he’s a potential captain.”

Merit in throwing him in at the deep end

Rangers are going to be under real pressure to win promotion into the Scottish Premiership this season and manager Mark Warburton needs a side, which is packed with big characters and leaders in key positions.

Making him captain may seem like a huge decision for a player who has only just returned to a football club, but it could be the making of him and it could help him bring out his best form straight away at the start of the season, which is important.

Where Weir has a responsibility is to challenge him to become a better player because it’s pointless to let him believe he’s become the complete player since he left the club.

Weir has to study his game to find the weaknesses and then help him address them so he can become an even more complete and all round player.

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