Danny Wilson admits becoming Rangers captain would be 'great honour'

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New Rangers signing Danny Wilson has admitted that he would like to become the club's captain.

Rangers defender Danny Wilson has told the club's official website that it would be a 'great honour' to be named the new captain at Ibrox.

Wilson, 23, started his career with Rangers but left in 2010 in order to join Liverpool, but after a failed spell in English football, the centre back headed back to Scotland with Hearts.

This summer, Wilson left Tynecastle in order to re-join Hearts in a surprise deal considering that he captained Robbie Neilson's side to promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.

Wilson is now expected to lead new Rangers manager Mark Warburton's defence, alongside fellow new signing Rob Kiernan - and could even land the captain's armband.

The centre back's history of being captain at Hearts could stand him in good stead as Warburton looks to appoint a new captain following the departure of former skipper Lee McCulloch - and Wilson admitted to the club's official website that it would be a 'great honour' to captain the club.

"It would be a great honour if I was to be made captain," said Wilson. "I’ve been a captain before and I know that as a captain you need players around you that can help you. Whoever the captain is decided to be, I’ll make sure I’m there to support them every step of the way."

Lack of true candidates

Given the amount of experienced players that left Rangers earlier this summer, Warburton finds a real lack of candidates that could take over the role of captain.

Wilson has worn the armband for Hearts, and demonstrated his credentials for the role by leading the club to promotion - something Rangers are aiming for under Warburton next season.

Wilson may take the armband by default given the lack of other candidates, but making him captain would also be a sensible move from Warburton.

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