Respected journalist: Gerrard offers unexpected olive branch to controversial Rangers player
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has offered an olive branch to former Gers captain Lee Wallace, according to a Tweet by a respected journalist.
STV Sport correspondent Raman Bhardwaj made the claim on Twitter on Friday afternoon that he has spoken to the Gers boss and Gerrard would like Wallace in his squad if he remains fit.
But he cautioned that the player must solve his issue with the Gers board first.
Just spoke with Steven Gerrard. He says he’s emphasised high standards to the players. Says he wants a fit Lee Wallace in his squad. But Wallace will need to resolve his issue with the club first.
— Raman Bhardwaj (@STVRaman) June 15, 2018
The situation Gerrard is referring to is the fact that Wallace was suspended by the Gers board – along with former team-mate Kenny Miller – after a bust-up with former Gers boss Graeme Murty following the Scottish Cup semi-final loss to Celtic in April.
Football Insider verdict
Well this is certainly an unexpected development. It looked as if Lee Wallace’s time at Rangers was over after his bust-up with Graeme Murty, but perhaps there is a way back for him at Ibrox. Steven Gerrard is correct to say that Wallace would be an asset if he was fully fit, which was one of his major problems last season. Of course, for Wallace to have any chance of playing for the Gers then he will have to solve the issues which he currently has with the club’s board. If there is an unexpected solution to the issues, then Wallace could still make a contribution to the Gers cause for next season. Perhaps more likely though is his departure from Ibrox, after a discussion with the board. Players don’t usually survive disputes with their then manager then a suspension by the club’s board, and it will be a bit of a shock if Wallace is still at Ibrox next season, but stranger things have happened in football.
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