Darren McGregor comments on vacant Rangers captaincy role

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Rangers have yet to name a new captain for the 2015/16 season.

Speaking to RangersTV, Player of the Year defender McGregor admitted that he is still in the dark concerning who will be named Gers captain, despite Mark Warburton outlining all the traits he wants from his players.

He said: “There was a brief chat on Saturday morning with the gaffer enlightening how he wants to play and the character traits he likes. We are only three days into it [training]. Certainly I’m sure that would come and it would be interesting to see who he [Warburton] picks.”

Considering his impressive campaign last term, McGregor must surely be one of the contenders to take the armband, having played 58 games in all competitions.

The 29-year-old has a wealth of experience, and as Warburton looks to build a youthful team for the 2015/16 season, McGregor would be a good choice to mentor the younger players.

Lee McCulloch was captain last season, but left the club at the end of the season when his contract expired. He struggled to impress, and it was no surprise to see him leave Ibrox as his age caught up with him, and McGregor is surely the best option to replace him.

This coming campaign promises to be an exciting season for the Light Blues, with Warburton looking to rebuild a club still struggling from their liquidation in 2012. On pitch problems should be the first area to fix, and appointing a club captain with drive and leadership is the first step to success.

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