Wallace's firm statement to Rangers squad over their support base

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Rangers skipper Lee Wallace has explained that the side can't take their support for granted.

Rangers captain Lee Wallace has told the Glasgow Evening Times that he and his Gers teammates can’t take the club’s support for granted.

Wallace has been left impressed by the loyalty of the club’s fans, as Rangers continue their quest to try and get promoted into the Scottish Premiership this season.

The paper reports that the Scottish giants have sold in excess of 33,000 season tickets for this season, which gives them an unrivalled support base in terms of the Scottish Championship.

“The atmosphere at the recent St Mirren game at Ibrox was terrific and it was great to see the stadium full once again,” he told the Glasgow Evening Times.

“That level of support will never be taken for granted and we are all looking forward to playing in front of another packed crowd when Hibernian visit on Sunday afternoon.”

Why the fans are vital for Rangers this season

Rangers have suffered a great deal of adversity in the recent past, but they are in a position where they have the chance to dominate their domestic league, avoiding having to play in a play-off game for a second season in a row.

The fans are vital in terms of getting right behind the team and inspiring them during difficult periods of the season, where they need a lift.

They are also important in terms of the younger players at the club and backing them as they embark on careers in the first team under Mark Warburton.

Rangers’ support base isn’t about to decline and Wallace is quite right to suggest that the fans will never be taken for granted.

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