Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has revealed that he wants club captain Lee Wallace to stay at the club if he can resolve his ongoing disciplinary issue – but the 30-year-old’s injury problems must be a huge cause for concern.
Gerrard told the Scottish Sun that he would be a “happy man” when he has the left-back fit and available for selection but after being sidelined since September it’s difficult to know when that could be.
When Wallace was originally injured against Partick Thistle back in September, he was expected to be out until around Christmas before it quickly kept getting pushed further and further back.
The Gers boss confirmed that Wallace is still injured and after playing nothing more than a handful of closed doors in the last nine months it could still be several months before he’s close to fitness.
Declan John has done a fantastic job since coming into the side and is firmly in possession of the left-back spot after impressing consistently following his move from Cardiff.
The Welshman needs some cover though and sitting waiting around for Wallace to finally get fit runs a lot of risks for the Light Blues.
With only a year left on his contract, it could well be that Wallace is allowed to leave next summer with a new deal looking incredibly unlikely to happen.
If Gerrard can get him fit and performing then it should be something that is looked at but after nine months on the sidelines – and no end in sight – the Gers should seriously consider replacing him.
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