LEE Wallace has welcomed the “buzz” which Graeme Murty has brought to the club’s training base.

The Gers captain, who is currently missing through a long term injury, says the caretaker boss is great to work with and explained the squad have been in good spirits after back to back wins under his guidance.

Murty steered the Gers to success against Hearts and Partick Thistle before this week’s international break. Wallace will work through the time off to try and chase fitness after being laid off since early September with a groin injury.

Speaking to RangersTV he said: “The players have got a good feeling in and around the training ground, we prepared well for the Hearts game considering everything that went on.

“We managed to get a good performance and a good result at Murrayfield that was then followed up with the win over Partick Thistle.

“It’s hugely enjoyable to work under Murty, the circumstances have dictated how he has taken the role on which is similar to the last time, but he has stepped in and been ever so professional.

“I would go down occasionally and ask and see how well the Development Squad were doing and we would speak about different things.

“There has always been that dialogue there between us but now he is back in charge I think everybody is enjoying it.

“It is obviously new to a lot of the people that didn’t experience him last season but it is great and everybody is buzzing.”

Wallace was operated on in September after breaking down against Partick Thistle at Firhill and has now stepped up his efforts to return as early as possible and try reclaim his starting spot and captains arm band.

With Ryan Jack being called up to the Scotland squad it has got people talking about other Light Blues’ stars who could catch a new international manager’s eye.

He continued: “I am probably just past the halfway stage in my recovery, when I went to Manchester a couple of weeks ago we ear marked that as being the halfway stage.

“I got positive feedback when I went down the road and I spoke to the experts and got the right advice.

“I came back up here and day to day we are going to try to work as hard as we can so I can get myself in good enough shape to be ready for the squad.

“Ryan has stepped in really well and performed in that position in central midfield, he has been very good since he arrived and I have enjoyed working alongside him.

“He has been working hard and he has taken to being a Rangers player very quickly so congratulations to him on the call-up.

“First and foremost for me it is all about Rangers for me and if I can get back and get to a strong level, the level I want to be at then hopefully I can get back into the team here and after that anything is a bonus.”

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