Do Rangers already have Lee Wallace's replacement in Declan John?

A general view of Ibrox Stadium is seen ahead of the EURO 2016 Qualifier match between Scotland and Georgia at Ibrox Stadium on October 11, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Scottish Premiership giants Rangers are expected to see Lee Wallace depart Ibrox this summer.

Lee Wallace of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Has Lee Wallace played his last game for Rangers?

The 30-year-old captain has been at Ibrox since moving from Hearts back in 2011, making over 250 appearances for the Glasgow giants.

But, according to the Scottish Sun, Wallace may never pull on that royal blue jersey again. He was reportedly suspended following a row with Rangers manager Graeme Murty after the humiliating 4-0 defeat against Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final on Sunday.

Kenny Miller of Rangers and Lee Wallace of Rangers take a look around the pitch prior to the Scottish Cup Semi Final match between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 15, 2018 in...

The long-serving left-back has a year left on his contract but the Scottish Sun believes that Wallace is unlikely to feature in Rangers’ first-team ever again.

But, fortunately for Rangers, they can call on Declan John to be the club’s number one left-back for the foreseeable future.

The Welshman has been impressive since he joined from Cardiff City on loan last summer and earned a permanent deal in January. John has scored three goals and grabbed another four assists while establishing himself as the club’s first choice number three in the injury-enforced absence of Wallace earlier in the season.

Declan John of Rangers is seen in action during the Betfred League Cup Quarter Final at Firhill Stadium on September 19, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

And the rise of John should ensure that Wallace is not too badly missed at Ibrox if, as suggested, he bids farewell this summer.

The succession plan had already started and it was likely that John would have been the regular starter next season anyway. Wallace’s potential departure would only speed up the 22-year-old’s progression into one of the first names on Rangers’ team-sheet.

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