Rangers manager Mark Warburton has backed his newly-appointed captain Lee Wallace to earn a recall to the Scotland squad if he can continue his excellent early season form in an interview with the Evening Times.
The former Brentford head coach has been full of praise for the 28-year-old, who has experienced a bright start to the 2015/16 Scottish Championship campaign, backing him to earn recognition from national boss Gordon Strachan as a consequence.
Speaking of Wallace's recent displays, Warburton told the Evening Times: “His level of performance has been outstanding, and the way he has trained and handled himself from the first day of pre-season has been absolutely first class.
“I think everyone will agree his level of performance has also been first class, and for me, he’s going to force himself back into the international reckoning.
“He’s an outstanding full-back, a great athlete and he’s technically very, very strong. He’s a coach himself so he’s looking for new ideas and embraces new ideas, so all-round, he deserves responsibility, he will cherish it, and I’m sure he’ll embrace it.
“I would never speak for the international manager, but from my point of view working with him day-in and day-out and watching his weekly performances, he can’t be far away."
“His contribution has been immense so far, and I think he will get better and better.”
The 28-year-old has been at Ibrox for four years now, and he continues to be a key player for the Ibrox outfit.
Having made four appearances in all competitions this season, and after scoring two terrific goals against St. Mirren, he looks set to have a significant impact in his first campaign as club captain.
Wallace, who currently has eight caps for Scotland has not played for his country since the goalless draw with the USA in November 2013 but Warburton clearly believes that his current form could leave him in with a shout of another call-up in the future.