Rangers signing announces where he expects to play


Rangers’ loan signing Declan John has confirmed today that while his primary position is left back, he does not truly expect to displace Lee Wallace and anticipates instead being deployed on the left wing.

The 22-year old flanker is a versatile addition to Rangers’ ranks, and gives Pedro Caixinha a bit of a selection headache down the left hand side, but admits he has not come here to make up the numbers and expects to be used.

He said:

“Lee’s been here for years. I watched him play a few times. He’s a good player. But at the end of the day I do want to play. Whether that’s left back or left sided winger it doesn’t really matter for me.”

He conceded that he would be happy with playing in an attacking role on the left in the team in concert with Wallace, and as the site proposed recently, that is the role we anticipate for him.

We cannot see Lee Wallace being benched for any reason beyond injury or rest, and for Pedro to have brought in a left player of the nature of John who would be expecting to play more often than not, it does seem inevitable that as long as he impresses, left wing will be likely to be his position.


  1. I'm sure Declan will do an admirable job out left regardless of whether it's at the back or on the wing.

    But can we please start recruiting players with the expectation that they'll play their natural position? It can't be that difficult, can it?

  2. Declan won't need to set the Heather on fire to oust Wallace.
    Can't fault him going forward not one bit.
    But his defensive positioning and tackling when staying on UR feet is the answer.
    Jonh LB & Wallace LM would like to see how that would fair!!

  3. Pissed off with the comments that keep coming about Wallace he is the most loyal player we have had in last ten years and the work rate he puts in up and down that wing is second to none it's the usual you will only miss him when he is gone

  4. Lee Wallace was on very good money when he signed from Hearts, his wife was pregnant & they didn't want to move house again. His heading is deplorable, he is not a great tackler, his final ball is usually atrocious and he'll never get back in the Scotland team the way he is performing.

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