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Rangers skipper Lee Wallace claims winning goal in Old Firm clash is one of the highlights of his career

The defender scored in a 3-2 win at Ibrox in 2012.

Ahead of this Sunday's Scottish Cup semi-final, Rangers captain Lee Wallace has explained how a previous Old Firm game provided him with one of the highlights of his career to date, The Scottish Sun reports.

In a Scottish Premiership clash in 2012, the Gers were 2-0 up with around 15 minutes to go at Ibrox thanks to goals from Sone Aluko and Andrew Little, when the defender also managed to get his name on the scoresheet.

But with Celtic rallying late on and scoring twice to set up a tense finish, Wallace has explained how the significance of his goal made it one of the proudest moments of his career.

"It was a great moment," he told The Scottish Sun.

"It turned out to be the winner on that day and it's certainly one of the highlights of my career.

"It was a great result, we halted their title win with that game."

While the victory over their bitter rivals would have undoubtedly provided some respite from the off-field problems that meant that the Hoops went into the game knowing that a win for them would have seen them secure the title, the result did little to change the complexion of Scottish football that season, as well as the four campaigns since.

However, with the Light Blues now seemingly in a much more stable state and on their way back up to the top flight after winning the Scottish Championship, Wallace will surely feel that scoring the winner this weekend at Hampden Park would eclipse his strike against the Bhoys four years ago as, rather than delaying the decline like last time, it will be confirming that Mark Warburton's men are heading in a completely different direction.

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