Lee Wallace discusses message sent by Nathan Oduwa, claims Rangers deserve 19-year-old

Lee Wallace has hailed Tottenham loanee Nathan Oduwa.

Rangers defender Lee Wallace has told The Scottish Sun that the Ibrox faithful deserve to see Nathan Oduwa and his skilful performances.

Oduwa, 19, joined Rangers on loan from Tottenham last week, with the teenage winger seen as the man to inject some pace to the Gers side.

Manager Mark Warburton chose to introduce Oduwa gradually, handing him a role as a substitute against Alloa Athletic in Sunday's 5-1 victory.

However, Oduwa hit the headlines early into his Rangers career, drawing the ire of Alloa defenders for his showboating and extravagant skills when Rangers were already coasting to victory.

Warburton and the Rangers squad have defender Oduwa throughout the week, and now club captain Lee Wallace has joined in.

Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Wallace says that after years of dismal displays at Ibrox, the Rangers fans deserve to be entertained - and Oduwa's performances have sent a message to supporters that the dark days are coming to an end.

"Nathan’s a very positive player who plays with a smile on his face," said Wallace. "He’s great on the half-turn, he’s quick and he’s obviously got tricks in his locker. You can see the reaction he got from the fans. If he can bring excitement then brilliant because that’s what the Rangers fans deserve."

"We’ve let them down and they’ve been starved of proper trophies for a number of years. Now the message has been to send them home happy, talking about us, talking about how much they enjoyed this moment, that moment, that goal, that passage of play. If we can get that every time we take to the field then we’ll be doing well," he added.

After his impressive cameo against Alloa, Oduwa has quickly become a fans favourite at Ibrox, and there will now be pressure on Warburton to play the winger from the start against Ayr tonight or Hibernian this weekend.

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