Rangers: Danny Wilson up for captaincy role

Rangers assistant manager Davie Weir, right, joins Danny Wilson at Murray Park. Picture: SNS
Rangers assistant manager Davie Weir, right, joins Danny Wilson at Murray Park. Picture: SNS
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DEFENDER Danny Wilson insists he is ready to lead by example - whether he is named Rangers skipper or not.

Ibrox boss Mark Warburton has yet to appoint his new captain after the former holder of the armband, Lee McCulloch, was released.

Wilson would be a sensible choice to take over the role after skippering his old side Hearts to the Championship crown last season.

But the 23-year-old says he will give his all for his new team, regardless of whether he is picked to lead the side out.

“It would be a great honour,” said Wilson when asked if he would like to skipper Gers. “But I’ve been a captain before and I know that as a captain you need players around you that will help out.

“So whoever the captain is decided to be, I will make sure that I am there to support them every step of the way.”

Warburton’s right-hand man David Weir confirmed the matter had been discussed but insisted the management team would not rush a decision.

“We’ve had discussions but again there has been nothing confirmed there,” said Weir, who skippered Rangers to three successive league titles before hanging up his boots.

“We are constantly talking to the players and when things are decided on that we will let you know.

“It’s an important appointment, especially at a club like this and it has got to be taken seriously. We will give it the due care and consideration it deserves.”

Wilson has faced flak since quitting the newly-promoted Jambos for another season in the second flight.

But he backed the job being done by Warburton as he said: “I think there is something special happening here - I wouldn’t have joined otherwise.

“I wanted to be part of something successful going forward. It’s going to take a bit of time but we are putting the building blocks in place.

“The manager wants to bring in the right type of player and I’m sure they will. We just need to put our work in in the meantime.”