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Lee Wallace says Rangers absolutely have to beat Motherwell

Rangers' Lee Wallace

Glasgow Rangers take on Motherwell in the Scottish Cup on Saturday.

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

Lee Wallace has told Rangers' official website that it is absolutely imperative they put down a marker with a win against Motherwell. 

Mark Warburton’s side kick off their season on Saturday afternoon as they take on Motherwell in the Scottish Cup.

They are keen to start the season with a flourish like they did last year when they secured a 6-2 win over Hibernian, a result that lay down a marker for their title wining campaign.

Rangers' Lee WallaceRangers' Lee Wallace

They are also determined to avenge their play off defeat at the hand of Motherwell back in the 2014/15 season and when asked whether securing a win is important, Wallace said that is absolutely the case.

“Is it important to put down a marker on Saturday for the start of the new season? Absolutely,” he told rangers.co.uk.

“It’s a big part of how we are as a team. We want to hit the ground running. We want to be the best we can be. We want to go out and make sure we put on a performance to be proud of.”

Rangers' Lee Wallace (L) celebrates scoring their first goal against Hibernian with Danny WilsonRangers' Lee Wallace (L) celebrates scoring their first goal against Hibernian with Danny Wilson

All eyes will certainly be on Rangers this weekend as people try to assess how they are going to fare in the Scottish Premiership.

There are big expectations on their shoulders this season, with many hoping to see them challenge Celtic for the title.

That is likely to be a tough ask though given how long they have been out of the top flight, and the opening game of the season against Motherwell will be an indication of how big a gap they have to make up. 

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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