Rangers captain Lee Wallace targets silverware this season

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The Gers host St Johnstone in the League Cup third round on Tuesday night.

Rangers captain Lee Wallace has outlined his determination to lift silverware with the club this season and revealed cup success was a main factor in his decision to join the Gers.

“I’ve never won a cup in my career. Winning cups was one of my main priorities when I first signed, albeit still in the top division back then,” said Wallace, in quotes published by the Daily Record.

“In my first press conference I mentioned the fact I was coming into a dressing room full of winners and I wanted to become one of them."

The subsequent plight of the club wasn’t anticipated and cup success was put on hold while the rebuilding process began.

Three years on and order is nearly restored, with a flying Rangers team looking certain to be plying their trade in the top flight next season.

The journey has been a long one and Wallace views cup success this season as a way to give back to the fans for their unwavering support, adding: “It’s not happened for a few years and we’re hungry to do that for the supporters. We want to give them that return. This season, I just hope that can be the case.”

Lifting the League Cup will be a big ask for Mark Warburton’s new look team, but the competition should provide a measure of where they can expect to compete in the Scottish Premiership next season.

Should the Gers manage to navigate tonight’s tie against St Johnstone, there’s every chance they could get drawn against the likes of Aberdeen, Hearts or Celtic, in what would undoubtedly be an enlightening encounter.

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