Lee Wallace extends Rangers stay, says he hopes to retire at Ibrox

Rangers' Lee Wallace and teammates celebrate winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

The Gers defender is excited about tackling the Scottish Premiership next season.

Rangers' Lee WallaceRangers' Lee Wallace

Lee Wallace today signed a new contract at Rangers, with the Gers captain telling the club's website how delighted he was to extend his stay in Glasgow, which will now run until at least 2019.

And of hugely encouraging news to supporters is not just Wallace's admittance that he hopes to retire at the Scottish giants, but also that he and his teammates are determined to make an impression upon the club's return to the top flight.

“There was absolutely never a doubt over what I want to do for the rest of my career," Wallace told the Rangers site. "It was in the club’s hands and my hands last season to make sure I did what I could to remain a part of the club I love."

Lee Wallace celebrates after scoring the first goal for RangersLee Wallace celebrates after scoring for Rangers

"We are now looking forward to a new season where things are going to be stepped up both in terms of the league we are going to be playing in and also the opposition.

“But certainly we are going to step up how we play and how we are going to make an assault on this new league.”

The 28-year-old had enjoyed a sensational campaign under Mark Warburton over the last year, playing 50 matches and registering an impressive nine goals and 13 assists from fullback. It saw Wallace initially called up to Gordon Strachan's Scotland side for the first time in two years for friendlies in the spring. 

The defender has spent the last five years at Ibrox, joining them in what would be their final season in the Scottish Premiership before finding themselves in the third division. Wallace is one of the only players to have remained with the Gers throughout their ascent back up the divisions, and is now set to captain Rangers as they look to wrestle control back from the hands of bitter rivals, Celtic.

Having finished second in his only top flight campaign at Rangers, you can bet Wallace will be doubly determined to bring another league title back to Ibrox, the one that supporters will have been waiting for.

Rangers' Lee Wallace and teammates celebrate winning the Scottish Championship with the trophyRangers' Lee Wallace and teammates celebrate winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

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