Lee Wallace hails Rangers duo

Lee Wallace reserves special praise for this Rangers pair.

Speaking to Rangers' official website, captain Lee Wallace paid a glowing tribute to manager Mark Warburton and his assistant David Weir after masterminding their promotion back to the Scottish Premiership.

The Glasgow giants edged out Dumbarton by a 1-0 scoreline at Ibrox on Tuesday to seal a first top-flight return since 2012, confirming themselves as Scottish Championship winners in the process.

Warburton, who led Brentford into the second tier of English football in 2014, joined the Scottish side last summer, along with Rangers legend Weir, who also served as his assistant at Griffin Park.

The Ibrox club, 17 points clear of second-placed Falkirk, have received plenty of praise for their hard work this season, but Wallace says so much of their success this term is down to the London-born manager and his second in command.

“Huge credit to the management team," he said to the club's official website.

"The manager and David Weir have been absolutely first class and credit has to go to them along with the coaching staff and the backroom team.

“It’s been a magnificent team effort and I just want to thank the fans again as they have been inspirational.”

Warburton and co turn their attention to Hampden Park on Sunday as they look to seal their second trophy this week by beating Peterhead in the Petrofac Training Cup final.

They return to the national stadium one week later for perhaps their biggest game of the season - a Scottish Cup semi-final with Old Firm rivals Celtic.

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