Lee Wallace on the main threat Rangers face from Championship opposition

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The Gers captain has warned against the dangers of the counter-attack this season.

Rangers captain Lee Wallace has shed light on the biggest threat the Gers face against their Scottish Championship rivals, in an interview on Rangers.co.uk.

Mark Warburton’s men have cruised through their first eight league games - winning all eight, scoring 28 goals and conceding just four in the process – but Wallace feels that the early stages of games is when Rangers are most at risk.

“The opening periods in games are big because it seems other team’s tactics are going to be to sit deep in defence and look to try and counter us so we know that and we’re aware of that,” said the 28-year old.

“Getting an early goal forces the opposing team to come out to us and we’ll earn our space and do what we do best.”

Grabbing an early advantage hasn’t been much of a problem this season but, as St. Johnstone proved, higher quality teams will be able to exploit the Gers’ attacking nature.

A change of approach will be needed if, and when, Rangers reach the Scottish Premiership and some of their gung-ho tendencies – which go largely unpunished in Scotland’s second tier – may need to be reined in.

Warburton promised attacking, attractive football upon his arrival and he has certainly delivered on that front, but his transition into the top-flight will be intriguing.

The demand from fans to win every game will be the same but the quality of opposition will be drastically different, and how Rangers cope with that will be a fascinating watch.

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