Rangers

By Harvey Byrne

Football Insider names the Rangers player of the year for 2016.

Rangers captain Lee Wallace has been the Gers’ best player in a year which saw the club promoted back to the Premiership.

The 29-year-old was one of few players to follow the Ibrox giants from the top flight to the third division after going into administration in 2012.

He was awarded the captaincy by current manager Mark Warburton in 2015 and he hasn’t looked back since.

The full-back has given the back four a solid presence and even as recent as Friday evening he was bombing down the flank to assist Martyn Waghorn’s second goal against Hamilton.

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His leadership and experience are huge assets to the Rangers squad who are now looking  to once again cement themselves within the top two of Scotland’s football pyramid.

This is shown by the faith Warburton has in the seven-time Scotland international, naming him in 48 encounters in all competitions for the calendar year.

His solid foundations at the back have been key to Rangers romping home with the Championship title and establishing themselves in second in the Premiership table this year.

Wallace is still contracted at the club until 2019 and Warburton will now be hoping that the defender can add to his 240 appearances for the club in the years to come.

The next step for captain fantastic will be to win his first Premiership title with the Scottish giants, something the club has not achieved since the 2010-11 campaign.

In other Rangers news, a Championship side are targeting this Gers senior man.