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Rangers senior player is perfect short-term fix to major Murty headache

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Rangers manager Graeme Murty is facing a major injury crisis for this weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash with Kilmarnock with central defenders Russell Martin, Ross McCrorie and David Bates all injured – leaving only Bruno Alves and Fabio Cardoso fit.

Captain Lee Wallace may provide Murty with a perfect short-term answer as he continues his comeback from injury after featuring in central defence during the Gers’ Under-20’s defeat against Brentford on Wednesday.

The 30-year-old senior player has been missing since getting injured against Partick Thistle in September but has featured in two closed-doors games over the last week.

Wallace has played 90 minutes in each of the games – against St. Mirren and Brentford B – as he edges closer to coming back into the side and with fans less than impressed with Cardoso’s performance after coming off the bench in last weekend’s 3-2 defeat by Celtic, the Gers skipper could be the answer for Murty.

The former Hearts star played 45 minutes against St. Mirren in central defence while playing the full 90 minutes there against Brentford B.

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With Russell Martin not expected to be out of action too long – and still not officially out of contention to face Kilmarnock – moving Wallace from left-back into central defence would only be a very short-term measure but could provide a more reliable option than Cardoso.

In other Rangers news,  this BBC pundit has said Murty must do these three things or wave goodbye to Ibrox.

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