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.”

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