Danny Wilson hopes to hang on to place in Rangers side

Danny Wilson hopes he has done enough in his last two outings to earn a starting slot for Sunday's clash with Aberdeen.

Danny Wilson, left, and Clint Hill have formed the Rangers centre back duo the past two games. Picture: SNS
Danny Wilson, left, and Clint Hill have formed the Rangers centre back duo the past two games. Picture: SNS

The defender returned to Mark Warburton’s side last week against Ross County after missing the Old Firm humbling with a calf strain.

But, alongside veteran Clint Hill, he has helped Gers claim back-to-back clean sheets, with the goalless draw against the Staggies followed by Tuesday night’s 5-0 romp over Betfred Cup opponents Queen of the South.

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Rob Kiernan and Philippe Senderos are back in contention for Pittodrie this weekend after their chastening experience at Celtic Park, but Wilson is ready to go again if Warburton gives him the nod.

The 24-year-old said: “We have four guys who can play in there just now and Clint and I have been given the nod in the last couple of games and we have formed a fairly good partnership.

“With both of us being left-sided it puts me on the right side, which is not something that I am too used to, so it has been a learning experience.

“I don’t think there was a real lot wrong when Rob and I played together and when Clint and Rob played together.

“I think it’s just one of things which maybe has happened, we have kept clean sheets, but we have our goalkeeper to thank as well, who has made crucial stops at the right times.

“Maybe it is that wee bit of luck that you get and you keep the clean sheet and it looks a wee bit better on your part, but I don’t think there was too much wrong in the past.

“I think we are just trying to remain consistent, we have had two clean sheets in a row and we’ll be hoping if we are selected on Sunday we can get another one and keep building on it.

“That is all you can do, just try and keep the ball out of the net - that is how it works.

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“There is healthy competition between us all. The manager said he wanted to have four centre-halves to pick from and for varying reasons some of us haven’t been able to get on the pitch all at the one time.

“There will come a time when we are all available. Rob is coming back from his injury, Phil his suspension and I have been injured and missed some games through sickness.

“We are all fit going into this weekend now and all vying for a place, which can only be good for the team.”

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