Barrie McKay discusses brilliant Rangers teammate Lee Wallace

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The Gers won 3-1 against St Mirren this weekend with the club skipper grabbing a brace.

Rangers youngster Barrie McKay has been speaking to the club's website about the importance of club captain Lee Wallace, after the Scotland international's performance in the 3-1 win over St Mirren at the weekend.

The 28-year-old scored a double to kick off the Scottish Championship campaign, impressing as he pushed forward from fullback, while McKay himself shone ahead of him on the wing.

Wallace's second goal in particular was a wonderful team effort, with the Gers spreading it around the pitch via McKay, before Jason Holt got on the ball and slipped through a great pass for the rampaging Rangers skipper to smash home.

The 20-year-old midfielder revealed how full of gratitude he is for the way in which his captain had helped him improve both on the training pitch and during games, with Wallace crowned man of the match at the end of the win over the Saints which ensured Rangers made a great league start against a side that were playing Premiership football last year.

“He's got that experienced head and he is talking to me from the start to the end, right through the game," McKay said to the Rangers site regarding Wallace's influence. 

"I'm still pretty young and learning the game really, so the fact he is - even in training - taking the time out to help me with what I need to improve on means a lot.

"He's brilliant, he's really came into the captaincy since the start of the season. He's talking to all the boys, he's getting us going and he's just taken to it really."

McKay also made a point of discussing his role as a wide forward in Mark Warburton's 4-3-3 formation, with the Scotland Under-21 man catching the eye in what was a hugely impressive first half for the Ibrox outfit. 

"It's good and it suits me a lot better," he added. "The fact we are using the wide men a lot and we're staying high and basically just attacking teams.

"That obviously suits the attacking players, we’re able to stay up the pitch but you still need to remember your defensive duties as well."

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