Rangers legend shares his disappointment over 28-year-old Ibrox player

Rangers legend Derek Johnstone suggests that Gers star Lee Wallace should have been called up to the Scotland national team.

Rangers legend Derek Johnstone has told The Glasgow Evening Times that Lee Wallace should have been called up to the Scotland national team.

Wallace is a 28-year-old left-back and is an important player for the current Rangers side.

The former Heart of Midlothian man has been on the books of the Gers since 2011 and has been playing well this season.

Johnstone, who played for Rangers in the 1970s and 1980s and is a club legend, believes that Scotland national team coach Gordon Strachan should have called up Wallace to the squad for upcoming friendly international games against the Czech Republic and Denmark.

“From a selfish point of view I’m delighted he isn’t called up as it means he won’t get injured looking towards Rangers’ tough run in,” the former Scotland international told The Glasgow Evening Times.

“On the other hand I feel sorry for the boy as he’s been out of the Scotland scene for so long. Four years ago he knew that by dropping down the leagues and playing inferior opposition he may drop out of contention, but he has been terrific.

“In the Championship this season, Lee has shown what a good player he is, I’m absolutely gutted for him. It’s wrong.”

Wallace is arguably the best left-back in the Scottish Championship at the moment, and he will be hoping to get international recognition soon.

If Rangers get promoted to the Scottish Premiership at the end of the season, then the defender will get to play against the best teams in Scotland during the 2016-17 campaign, and that is not going to go unnoticed by Strachan.

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