RANGERS could clinch the Championship title this weekend at Stark’s Park but Lee Wallace says he’d rather win it at Ibrox.
If Hibernian fail to win on Saturday and the Gers beat Raith Rovers the league will be theirs – however in an ideal world the left-back wants the moment to happen in front of the club’s home support.
The Light Blues captain is one of only two current first-team members, alongside Barrie McKay, who have competed in all four leagues for Rangers and promotion back to the Premiership would mark a big milestone for him.
The 28-year-old said:
“You would always rather win it at home in front of the tremendous support that we’ve got and as a player you would always rather win it at your own stadium and celebrate in front of your fans.”
“I don’t ever want to make it just a personal thing because of the fact we have got through it in the fashion that we have.
“Albeit it’s our second attempt at this league but we have learnt a lot this season and we have really enjoyed it.
“It will be a special moment for us all knowing that we are getting our club back to where it should be playing football.”
“I keep saying that and have used that phrase a lot since we dropped down the divisions and it’s not too far away from happening now.”
“We can see the games ticking down and it will be a special moment for everybody in this dressing room and for the fans of course, because they, more than anyone, want us to be back playing in the topflight and challenging for proper Rangers silverware.”
Raith Rovers have their own end of season battle, as they seek to secure the final play-off spot and their latest form has been impressive.
Ray McKinnon’s side have only been beaten twice in 12 games and both of those defeats came at the hands of Mark Warburton’s men.
Wallace continued: “We need to focus on how we work and whatever happens out with that will take care of itself.
“They have been tough opponents but like every team they raise their game against us because we are the best side, so it is only natural for teams to do that.
“Raith have proven to be stuffy opponents; they are well organised, have a good manager and they are targeting that play-off position.”
“But we’re in good shape too and come off the back of a victory, albeit a wee bit tighter than we would have expected it to be but we came out with three points.
“We’re one step closer to the title now, two wins away and we’ll expect a really tough game against Raith.”