Rangers fans left worried about one player after draw v Partick
By James Black
Rangers captain Lee Wallace went off injured against Partick Thistle on Friday night and fans are worried he may miss the Old Firm game next weekend.
Wallace went off with an apparent groin injury only 12 minutes into the Light Blues’ 2-2 draw at Firhill.
The Gers could have drawn level with league leaders Celtic with a big enough win against Alan Archibald’s side.
On-loan Cardiff City defender Declan John replaced Wallace and the Welshman had a decent debut for Pedro Caixinha’s side.
Lee Wallace is unable to continue and Declan John comes on to make his Rangers debut. 0-0
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 15, 2017
John looked to get forward from defence and linked-up fairly well with Josh Windass down the left-hand side.
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Wallace has made 259 appearances for the Ibrox club since his £1million move from Hearts in 2011 and was appointed captain in 2015 by then-manager Mark Warburton.
With Celtic making the short journey to Ibrox next Saturday, Gers fans are hopeful their captain can recover in time.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Lee Wallace becoming a bit injury prone. Hopefully John can fill his boots! ????????⚪️
— andrew copeland (@Andrew_C_26) September 15, 2017
Lee Wallace… pic.twitter.com/71Nib63Jno
— CJ (@Cjnovo992) September 15, 2017
Wallace won't be out for the Celtic game again surely???
— Jamie Dunn (@jamiedunn_) September 15, 2017
Another injury for Wallace there's a shock ???? time for Declan John to show what he's about
— Rhys Gale (@rhysmgale) September 15, 2017
Wallace injury changed the game for me,for 10-20 mins everything went down his side,to be fair to the boy john it was his debut
— Neil Murray (@muzz100_) September 15, 2017
Declan John is having a great debut. The boy has talent
— Pedro McCoist (@bluekingpedro54) September 15, 2017
Hope Lee Wallace isnt too bad, John didnt offer much in the second half
— Nate (@nofatchx_96) September 15, 2017
Declan John looks like a decent player very direct
— Ross Price (@Rossprice90) September 15, 2017
Declan John would be the likely choice to replace Wallace if he misses any games – Rangers face Partick again in midweek in the League Cup – and fans seemed pleased with the Welshman.
With two big games coming over the next eight days, Pedro Caixinha will be hoping his captain doesn’t miss too much game time.