Caixinha confirms Rangers injury boost ahead of Motherwell clash
By Danny Wright
Pedro Caixinha has confirmed that left-back Lee Wallace is in contention to start for Rangers against Motherwell.
The 29-year-old returned from his international duty with Scotland with a slight injury concern.
He completed 45 minutes of the friendly draw with Canada before failing to feature in the World Cup qualifier win over Slovenia.
Wallace scored in Caixinha’s first match in charge during the 4-0 win over Hamilton just before the international break.
Caixinha was quoted by the Rangers official Twitter account as saying: “Lee Wallace has been recovering this week and is in contention for Saturday.”
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PC: Lee Wallace has been recovering this week and is in contention for Saturday.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) March 30, 2017
Wallace has only missed five matches in all competitions for the Light Blues this season and is now expected to get his 35th appearance of the campaign.
His goal against the Accies on March 18 was his third for the club this season.
The club captain has been with the Glasgow club throughout the entirety of their rise through the divisions since joining them from Hearts in 2011.
Rangers will be looking for back-to-back league wins for the first time since December against Motherwell on Saturday.
The Wells travel to Ibrox knowing that they have already lost there twice this season.
Gers were 2-1 victors in the league fixture in August before dumping them out of the Scottish Cup in January.
Rangers are cemented in third position of the Scottish Premier League but if results go their way this weekend they can close the gap to second-placed Aberdeen down to five points.
They are seven points ahead of St Johnstone who face a trip to struggling Hamilton on Saturday.
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