Rangers V Queen of South at Ibrox Stadium : Match Preview

25 March 2016 02:34
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Wallace focused only on Rangers' bid to bounce back from Falkirk upset

Lee Wallace has no qualms about missing out on the Scotland squad for a friendly double-header against the Czech Republic and Denmark, insisting his sole focus is on helping Rangers to former glories.

The left-back's last appearance for the national team came against the United States in November 2013 and he was once again overlooked by head coach Gordon Strachan, with Hull's Andrew Robertson and Celtic's Charlie Mulgrew preferred.

The Rangers captain said: "There's no relevance in me talking about or wishing I can be there.

"I can totally take that argument where you have to be playing at the top level in your country to be in with a chance of being selected for the national team.

"But when Rangers do get back to the top flight, for me it's not about looking at that road, it's about how we can keep moving forward and that's European football.

"We're not too far away from completing the first set of goals. Once we do go up, there'll be another set of goals unleashed that myself, my team-mates, the manager and the coaching staff will attack with all guns blazing."

Rangers' hopes of automatic promotion from the Championship suffered a minor setback after a 3-2 defeat to second-placed Falkirk last week.

Mark Warburton's men led 2-0 after 10 minutes but then surrendered three goals in a frantic final 20 minutes as they lost for just the third time in the league this season.

While they are 11 points clear of the Bairns, Wallace is eager for his side to get back to winning ways against Queen of the South at Ibrox on Saturday. Warburton is expected to choose from an unchanged squad.

"You look at overanalysing a defeat and it's a common theme here by the fact that it's rare in terms of losing," Wallace added.

"We're a heavily critical group, we're always overcritical of each other. That's by no means a dressing room lashing or a heated debate.

"We're always a demanding group, even after comfortable victories there'll still be areas we think we can improve."

Queen of the South will be without the suspended Chris Higgins and Derek Lyle, while on-loan Andy Murdoch is unable to face his parent club.

Jordan Marshall is side-lined with a hip injury but Lewis Kidd should return from a knock and Andy Dowie is available after illness.

Manager James Fowler said: "We had a terrific 6-0 win over Dumbarton last weekend so I am disappointed that I have to make a few changes for this game.

"Rangers may have lost to Falkirk in their last game, however they are outstanding for the first 70 minutes and they will want to repeat that form in front of their own fans."

Source: PAR