Lee Wallace sets goal of seeing out career at Rangers

Lee Wallace has signed a new contract with Rangers. Picture: Michael Gillen
Lee Wallace has signed a new contract with Rangers. Picture: Michael Gillen
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Rangers skipper Lee Wallace has targeted finishing his career at the club after extending his contract until May 2019.

The 28-year-old has quickly sorted his future after moving into the final year of his present deal.

The left-back has been an ever-present under manager Mark Warburton and assistant David Weir, netting nine goals and earning the PFA Scotland Championship player of the year award as he led Rangers to promotion.

The announcement on his new deal comes as Rangers continued building for life in the Premiership by moving closer to a deal for former Tottenham midfielder Niko Kranjcar and reaching a conclusion to the impasse over former Accrington pair Josh Windass and Matt Crooks.

Wallace said: “There was absolutely never a doubt over what I want to do for the rest of my career. It was in the club’s hands and my hands last season to make sure I did what I could to remain a part of the club I love. I would probably say last year was the best of my professional career, and that’s down to the manager and Davie and what they have brought on and off the pitch”

The Scotland international, who was made captain by Warburton, said: “It was easy enough for me once I got going, and it was a responsibility I have really enjoyed.

“We are now looking forward to a new season where things are going to be stepped up both in terms of the league we are going to be playing in, but we are going to step up how we play and we are going to make an assault on this new league.”

Kranjcar is due in Glasgow tomorrow to undergo a medical as he prepares to return to British football following a spell at New York Cosmos, while Crooks and Windass are now free to train with Rangers after Accrington accepted compensation terms following their initial anger over losing out on bigger fees for the players, who would have cost an English club more money under Fifa regulations.