Wallace Demands More Aggression

060816_rangers_hamilton_tavernier_wallace_01 Saturday, 06 August 2016, 16:21 by Alice Hedworth


LEE WALLACE has implored the Rangers team to be more aggresive in front of goal following the side’s 1-1 draw with Hamilton. The club captain believes the Gers should be creating more in front of goal as well as making their domination count when it comes to the score sheet. Wallace led his team out in front of a packed out Ibrox as the Light Blues kicked off the Premiership season. The 29-year-old said: “We probably should have created more, it is always easy for us to say that we dominated and I think that is going to happen a lot this season. “We pride ourselves on dominating the ball, it is a big aspect in how we play; our rotations, how quickly we move it and the style in which we play, everybody knows that. “I think we could turn that into being a bit more dominant and aggressive in and around the box. “Whether it is a shot from distance or a cross from wide, just mixing it up and something we should perform just to ask these questions of opponents. “Even when there are four, eight or nine in the box just ask more questions and try and get ourselves a better chance of scoring. “We dominated the majority of the game but it is putting the domination into the final third chances or crosses or cutbacks. “Even at 10 men I thought we were still probing, still doing the right things and still trying to do the right things. “In the end we had to settle for 1-1 but we will learn from it, move on and hopefully be better for it.” Video: Lee Wallace Reaction

Rangers had fallen behind in the game when Ali Crawford opened the scoring through a superb strike on the half hour mark. Martyn Waghorn clawed one back with 28 minutes to play but Wallace and his teammates couldn’t find a winner and the striker limped off 10 minutes from time, leaving just 10 men to battle it out. Wallace continued: “It is obviously not the result that we wanted but at the same time it is not the end of the world. “We realise it is two points dropped at home on a remarkable day when I thought the fans from the first minute to the last were absolutely superb. “We failed in the sense that we haven’t sent them home happy which is a disappointment. “In terms of the game it was one of those where whenever an away team are going to come here and they have something to hang onto, which they did in the first goal, then it allows them to drop deeper and be more dogged. “At the same time it has to motivate us, it has to be the carrot that we have to do everything we do but better, faster and sharper. I think we didn’t do that enough. “Going into the second half we managed to get the goal, an outstanding pass from Harry, a great finish from Waggy and at that point we were probably on top.”


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