By Alan Hutton

10th Mar, 2021 | 10:55am

Wallace is the real 'special one' at Rangers over last 10 years - Hutton

Lee Wallace deserves a “special” mention for his huge role in the Rangers revival, according to Alan Hutton.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers right-back singled out the 33-year-old for helping the club re-establish themselves as title contenders following their financial collapse.

Wallace joined Rangers from Hearts back in 2011 and stuck around despite the club dropping into the fourth tier of Scottish football.

The left-back proceeded to play 262 times across all competitions before leaving Ibrox on a free in 2019.

His final season at Ibrox – Steven Gerrard’s first – was blighted by injury and he made just three appearances.

Hutton praised the current QPR star and insisted he deserved credit amid the title celebrations for playing his part in the club’s revival.

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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “There’s been a lot of ups and downs over the past 10 years. There’s probably loads of names that we can talk about.

“You could even go back to the likes of Lee Wallace. Let’s not kid ourselves, he could have left and didn’t. He stuck around in the third division and he did his part to get them back up the leagues. 

“I think he deserves a mention. He’s the special one for me. Him sticking around and being there from day one means a lot to a lot of supporters out there.”

Wallace was an influential talent at both ends of the pitch for Rangers, with 25 goals and 58 assists under his belt.

He also picked up 10 caps for Scotland.

In other news, Rangers and Celtic have dodged “nightmare” scenario, claims Hutton.