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Rear-view mirror best place for Lee Wallace after Borna Barisic arrival

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Rear-view mirror best place for Lee Wallace after Borna Barisic arrival

The Croatian’s arrival at Ibrox should see Steven Gerrard send Wallace away from Rangers this summer.

Yesterday saw Rangers secure yet another excellent signing. The Glasgow side snapped up Croatian international Borna Barisic from recent Europa League opponents Osijek in a deal reported to be worth around £2.2 million.

The 25-year-old left-back arrives to provide competition for fellow summer recruit John Flanagan, who has impressed at Ibrox so far.

But his arrival has seemingly spelled the end for Declan John. The Welshman will reportedly join Swansea City on loan this week.

So what does it mean for Rangers veteran Lee Wallace?

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The 31-year-old is currently embroiled in a dispute with the club following an incident after the 4-0 cup semi-final defeat to Celtic involving Graeme Murty and Kenny Miller.

He is also still recovering from a long-term hernia problem.

But with the arrival of Barisic, Wallace’s position at the club has just been made redundant. Even with John leaving, Rangers now have two better options at left-back than the experienced Scotland international.

Wallace, who has played over 250 games for Rangers, is no longer needed by the club. Considering the baggage that comes with him it is time that the Glasgow side moved on and left Wallace by the wayside.

He has done some great things for the club, but this is a new era under Steven Gerrard. Wallace, should be left in the rearview.

Mathew Nash

Sports journalist based in Bristol. Previously spent five years writing for HITC Sport. Everton fan for my sins.

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