LEE Wallace was announced as Rangers captain by Mark Warburton on Sunday and he spoke to RangersTV at Recreation Park as he skippered his first game against Alloa.
The left-back has been at Ibrox since 2011 and has made over 150 appearances for the club and had been acting as captain during pre-season since the manager’s arrival.
28-year-old Wallace said: “As everyone would expect I am hugely honoured and I’ve had the privilege of being vice-captain last season and captain in the opening games of this season.
“I felt incredibly proud to be named the captain, in front of the boys on Friday, to a round of applause.
“I know there is a lot of hard work ahead for me individually in the responsibility of the role but I am thrilled and hopefully I will do the best I can.
“The manager had told me first and then the announcement was made on Friday before training so it was great.
“I got a couple of handshakes from the boys and I’m getting called Skip now so that’s a wee bit different – I am going to relish the responsibility and I’m really looking forward to it.
“There might be some extra pressure on me now but I am ready to meet that head on and I love the fact I am learning every day and I hope I can help the younger lads and indeed all the players in the squad.
“It is a role that I think I am ready for and hopefully I can go on as players and fans and have a really successful season.
“I could never have imagined being captain when I first came to Rangers, first and foremost I wanted to work hard and make my way into the team because I was coming into a dressing room full of great players with big character who were top international players.
“I would have never have seen this moment coming so I am hugely honoured and privileged and ready to take the responsibility head on.”