Rangers full-back Lee Wallace has expressed his delight to the Evening Times at being handed the club captaincy.
The 28-year-old has recently been confirmed as Lee McCulloch’s successor as skipper at the Ibrox Stadium; a position he is hoping to thrive in.
Understandably, he is determined to live up to the expectations and standards of his new role as he looks to continue playing a key part for Mark Warburton’s promotion challenging side this season.
“It feels great, it really does,” Wallace told the Evening Times.
“I was privileged to step in as vice-captain in the last couple of seasons and deputise for Jig, who was a first class captain."
“He was excellent in the dressing room, he lead by example and was a great man. I learned a lot from him."
“Now that I have been named as club captain, I am so appreciative to the manager. I am ready to meet all the challenges and responsibilities head on and do what I can to help the team and any individual at any time."
“I am ready for the responsibility, I am ready to help and I am ready to learn, which I am doing every day on both the football side and in terms of the role and responsibility of being the captain. I think I will lead by example.”
Having made two Championship appearances, Wallace already has to goals to his name this season - from left-back.
The 28-year-old Scot has been one of the Light Blues’ top performers as they have won their first four games (in all competitions) this term and it comes as little surprise that he has been handed the club captaincy on a permanent basis.
Rangers will need inspirational leadership if they are to go one better than last term and return to the top flight.