Rangers skipper speaks on Tynecastle venture

Rangers' Lee Wallace

Is the Glasgow Rangers defender eyeing Mark Warburton's role at Ibrox somewhere down the line?

Rangers' Lee Wallace

Quoted by The Scotsman, Lee Wallace has revealed that Rangers team-mate Kenny Miller does not know how the Gers captain gets away with being so involved in football.

The 28-year-old defender captained Rangers back to the Scottish Premiership last season after four years slugging it out in the lower divisions.

But before they can get their first taste of top-flight football since 2012, Mark Warburton's side must negotiate four League Cup games in the space of 10 days - starting with the trip to Motherwell on Saturday afternoon.

Lee Wallace celebrates after scoring the first goal for Rangers

Indeed, the games are coming thick and fast for Rangers at the moment, but Wallace still finds time to juggle his professional commitments with one a little closer to his heart.

Despite being just 28, the talented left-back is also a first-team coach with amateur club Tynecastle FC, who are managed by his friend Steve Vinter.

Wallace has spent a lot of his down time with the humble Edinburgh side over the past year, and he claims that Rangers colleague Miller does not understand how he has so much time for the sport.

Rangers' Lee Wallace in action with Dumbarton's Scott Taggart

“It’s quite 24-7. Tynecastle train twice a week and I’m there for every session I can. I also get to games whenever I can," he told The Scotsman.

“The guys in the dressing room here at Rangers, mainly Kenny Miller, say they don’t know how I get away with spending so much time on football.

“I’ve got two young kids as well but my wife is well aware it’s a big part of my life and she’s great about it.

“Rangers comes first, I always have to make that clear and it goes without saying – making sure I’m the best I can be for Rangers."

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