30 Nov Rangers spirit
Rangers captain Lee Wallace insists recent late winners are a sign of spirit rather than struggle at the Ibrox club.
It took a second-half brace from substitute Joe Dodoo against struggling Partick Thistle on Saturday – the second with almost the last kick of the game – to hand the Light Blues a 2-1 win.
The previous week a stoppage-time header from substitute Harry Forrester gave the Gers a narrow 1-0 home victory over another bottom-six side, Dundee.
Ahead of the Ladbrokes Premiership clash with Hearts at Tynecastle on Wednesday night, Wallace claimed those late counters were testament to the side’s character.
“It actually pleases me that we have that bit about us,” said the Scotland defender.
“If we had not won these games the questions might have been that we don’t have that resilience, we don’t contain that character in the team, that we have not got that never-say-die attitude.
“So it pleases me. Getting the three points is crucial, the fact that we managed to do it, leaving it late last week and the week before, it doesn’t make any difference.”
Rangers are looking to cement second place against Hearts, whom they lead by three points with Aberdeen two points behind in third place.
Mark Warburton insists he will move to bolster his squad in January but only if the players are the right fit.
Chairman Dave King last week said money would be made available in the transfer window for the Gers boss.
Warburton will use those funds but only if any potential new recruits add something tangible to the squad.
He said: “We move in January if the right player or players become available.
“January is a really tough window, and I’m sure most people will tell you that as if you are panicking you either spend too much or you get the wrong person.
“So we have to get the right people to come here to add quality and value to what we already possess.
“So if the right person becomes available, then we will move absolutely, and we have lost one or two.
“Any window is important, and it is the opportunity to make a change. You have to get the right players in and you can be more damaged by getting the wrong person in at the wrong time. If it is the right person who can fit into the team on and off the pitch, then we will move.”