RANGERS skipper Lee Wallace reckons Rob Kiernan can become a key player for the Ibrox side.
The 25-year-old centre-half scored his first goal for Mark Warburton’s team in the 2-0 win over Hearts at the weekend in the race for second spot in the Premiership.
Kiernan has made 19 appearances this season and has been a regular pick for boss Warburton despite facing competition for his place from Clint Hill, Danny Wilson and Philippe Senderos.
Wallace said: “I’ve seen the manager’s comments on Rob and I can only agree.
“I think Rob has all the attributes to go to the very top and I believe he can dominate that position, not just in his defensive responsibilities, but how we maximise our possession and how we build through the thirds.
“He’s got great work ethic in and around here, that’s one thing I do admire about him.
“Every detail about him, from his diet, to how he warms up pre-training, what he does after training, and I’m glad he got his rewards at the weekend with his first goal.
“You can see in his celebrations he was delighted with that.”