Lee Wallace is a man who plenty of Rangers fans believed they’d never see play for the club again. The experienced left-back hadn’t played for the club since September 2017 up until yesterday after groin surgery left him out for most of last season before his infamous spat with Graeme Murty.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 23 December 2018
After both Lee Wallace and Kenny Miller launched a tirade of abuse at Murty last season in the aftermath of the Gers 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Celtic, the pair were told that they’d never play for the club again. Miller was allowed to leave the following summer, but Wallace stayed at the club, and yesterday saw him return to action when he came off the bench at McDiarmid Park.
It probably wasn’t in Steven Gerrard’s intentions to use Wallace yesterday, but when his starting left-back, Borna Barisic succumbed to injury he simply has no choice but to call upon the veteran Ibrox man and former Rangers captain, although the armband remained with Gerrard’s pick, James Tavernier. In the end, it was a happy return for Wallace as the Bluenoses turned a 1-0 deficit into a 2-1 win, and they’ll now be pleased to see more of the defender looking forward.
You can read what the Gers’ made of Wallace’s return here:
Lee Wallace on the bench
— Caitlyn (@_Caitlyn_03) 23 December 2018
Yep. Christmas has arrived early.
— Ross Watson (@RossWat70794551) December 23, 2018
Could be a welcome addition if he’s getting fitter and pushing others to perform
— Thelionbrand (@thelionbrand) 23 December 2018
Great to see lee Wallace back 🙂
— Brian8057 (@Brian8057) December 23, 2018
Good to see Lee Wallace back in there
— jd (@jd281166) December 23, 2018
Nice to see Lee Wallace involved again
— Allan Stewart (@allanbstewart1) 23 December 2018
Lee wallace making the bench
— Robert Watt (@Rabwatt2015) December 23, 2018
The Gers were buzzing to see Wallace back and will be keen to see whether or not he features against Hibs or Celtic in the next week.
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