Jackie McNamara has said he is baffled that Rangers are letting a “quality” talent like Lee Wallace leave Ibrox this summer with a move to QPR imminent.
The former Scotland international exclusively told Football Insider that with Rangers needing left backs ahead of the summer transfer market, he does not think it makes sense to let the 31-year-old head out the door on a free transfer.
As revealed by Football Insider, the 10-cap Scotland international is set for a move to QPR on a free transfer at the end of the month, having undergone a medical with the London side.
However, McNamara says that left back is a weakness for Steven Gerrard, Jon Flanagan and Borna Barisic his preferred options on the left, and says that it is a mistake to be letting a popular and talented defender like Wallace leave.
“I think there’s a bit of fallout from the year before,” McNamara told Football Insider, referencing the controversial spat involving Wallace, Kenny Miller and then-manager Graeme Murty.
“He’s not really featured at all. Rangers fans like Lee Wallace. If they’re letting somebody of a good quality go in a position that they need then it doesn’t really make sense.
“Maybe there’s more to it than what we know.”
Wallace featured 262 times for Rangers during his time at Ibrox but just three of those appearances have come in the last 12 months, manager Steven Gerrard handing him a total of just 53 minutes of game time.
His imminent move to QPR will see him reunite with former Gers boss Mark Warburton, who took charge at the Championship side in May.