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WALLACE SNUBBED BY GERRARD

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LEE WALLACE’S future at Rangers is in jeopardy after Steven Gerrard axed him from his 22-man squad for tomorrow night’s Europa League match against Macedonia’s FK Shkupi at Ibrox.

The former captain, who still has a year of his contract to run, was snubbed by the new boss as he prepares for his first competitive game in charge.

Wallace, 30, hasn’t played since injuring a knee against Partick Thistle in September last year and it could turn out to be his final appearance game for the club he joined in a £1.5million switch from Hearts in 2011.

The Scotland international left-back and Kenny Miller were suspended by the club following a dressing room bust-up with former caretaker gaffer Graeme Murty after the 4-0 Scottish Cup semi-final defeat from Celtic in April.

They were also fined by the club and the action has been appealed to the SPFL.

Miller, 38, left at the end of his contract and is now player/manager of Premiership new boys Livingston.

Wallace is clearly out in the cold at the Govan outfit and has also lost the captaincy to James Tavernier.

Gerrard  has included summer signings Allan McGregor, Nikola Katic, Connor Goldson, Scott Arfield, Jon Flanagan, Ovie Ejaria and Jamie Murphy in his pool for the crucial opener.

New recruits Umar Sadiq and Lassana Coulibaly have not been listed although the loan pair can still be added as wildcards before tonight’s deadline.

FULL SQUAD: Allan McGregor, Wes Foderingham, Jak Alnwick, James Tavernier, Connor Goldson, Lee Hodson, Jon Flanagan, Nikola Katic, Bruno Alves, Declan John, Graham Dorrans, Ryan Jack, Ovie Ejaria, Josh Windass, Andy Halliday, Jordan Rossiter, Daniel Candeias, Greg Docherty, Scott Arfield, Jamie Murphy, Alfredo Morelos and Glenn Middleton.

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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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