By Emma Sanders

David Weir believes Rangers skipper Lee Wallace deserves to start against England during Scotland’s crucial World Cup qualifier at Wembley on Friday.

The left-back has been in good form for Mark Warburton’s side recently and the former Rangers star believes he has earned a call-up to the starting XI.

Wallace faces tough competition for the role but with Celtic defender Kieran Tierney currently injured, alongside Hill’s Andy Robertson, he could be given the nod ahead of Stephen Kingsley.

“Definitely, he thoroughly deserves it. He’s been on the bench for the last few games and Scotland are very fortunate in regards to the left backs they have, Weir told Rangers TV, as reported by the club’s official website.

“There is good options there and Lee [Wallace] in my mind and with the situation now, hopefully will play and we’ll all obviously be really excited by that.”

The Ibrox star has made just eight international appearances so far but could notch up his ninth against the Three Lions on Friday despite not featuring since November 2013.

Wallace has already played 12 Scottish Premiership games this season and featured in all of Rangers’ League Cup games before they were knocked out by rivals Celtic in the semi-final.

The 29 year-old represented Scotland at youth under-20 and under-21 levels consistently but has spent the majority of his senior international career as an understudy.

In other Rangers news, this senior Gers forward has told Mark Warburton he wants to leave the club.