When new Rangers manager Steven Gerrard walks into the dressing room on June 1st, he will be looking get an immediate idea of the dynamics behind-the-scenes at Ibrox.
The players might have been sent away to recharge their batteries by the time the Liverpool legend makes the move from Anfield to Glasgow, but that will not stop him getting the lowdown on each and every one of them from the backroom staff, and seeing where improvements might need to be made.
As a new manager with little experience not only at Rangers but in the dugout as a whole, he may well be looking to lean on his more experienced players for guidance about how to get the best out of the Light Blues squad – and that would often come in the shape of a conversation with the captain.
However, Gerrard has a problem from the off, with Lee Wallace currently suspended from Rangers after a bust-up with the manager’s predecessor Graeme Murty.
Both Wallace, who was the man nominated to take the armband, and Kenny Miller were handed their punishment after the incident and the Ibrox career of the duo both seemed dead in the water – but with Gerrard in charge, that could all change.
Of the pair, Wallace seems like the one who could offer the first team more next season, even with Miller’s vast experience, and the 30-year-old, with his time as the Gers’ captain, could well be handed a shock reprieve from the impending axe.
Gerrard knows he is entering unknown territory north of the border, and having a guide like Wallace would certainly help his cause.