Wallace explains how he'll deal with challenge of the Rangers captaincy

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Rangers star Lee Wallace has commented in being handed the captaincy by manager Mark Warburton.

Rangers star Lee Wallace has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he’s determined not to let the captaincy affect him.

Gers boss Mark Warburton has confirmed that Wallace is the first team’s skipper for the season, as the Scottish Championship club look to go about winning promotion into the Scottish Premiership.

The Rangers captaincy is an extremely high profile role and Warburton will likely be delighted that the player wants to meet the challenge head on.

“I felt incredibly proud to be named the captain, in front of the boys on Friday, to a round of applause,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“I know there is a lot of hard work ahead for me individually in the responsibility of the role but I am thrilled and hopefully I will do the best I can.”

“There might be some extra pressure on me now but I am ready to meet that head on and I love the fact I am learning every day and I hope I can help the younger lads and indeed all the players in the squad.”

How will the captaincy change Wallace?

What Wallace needs to be prepared for is completely representing the Gers in every walk of his life.

He can’t ever switch off from his responsibility as Rangers captain whether that means helping a youngster in training, talking to a referee during a game or helping a teammate with a problem in his personal life.

Hopefully, he will be able to show that he’s got the mental strength to be able to deal with everything the role throws at him for the rest of the season.

The best way for him to start is by producing top class, consistent performances in big games.

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