ALTHOUGH he played less than 100 games for the Club, “Butch” was an integral part of the Souness Revolution that paved the way for the nine in a row success.

In spite of just three goals for Rangers during his two-year spell at Rangers, Ray Wilkins enjoys legendary status at the club.

A mere £250,000 was enough to sign the midfielder from Paris SG in November 1987. A glittering career including spells at Chelsea and Manchester United saw him collect 84 England caps. The most impressive part of his C.V. was the three seasons spent at AC Milan, one of the very few British players to make it in Italy.

The reason he holds a place in the hearts of the ‘Gers faithful owes as much to one moment of class as to his consistent performances.

Rangers were being held 1-1 by reigning Champions Celtic on a hot afternoon in August 1988. Wilkins smacked a peach of a right-foot volley into the top corner to give the Light Blues the momentum, cruising to a 5-1 victory.

Wilkins collected two League Championship and one League Cup medal during his two seasons at the club. He was an integral part of the team that went on, under Graeme Souness, to dominate the Scottish game.

The midfielder was almost ever-present during his time with Rangers before deciding to return home to London for family reasons. Following his last appearance against Dunfermline in November 1989, Butch received a standing ovation from the 40,000 crowd.