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Rangers 5-0 Raith Rovers: Lee Wallace is feeling fine as Gers stay in groove

Lee Wallace claims a sense of enjoyment has underpinned Rangers' flawless start to the season.

The Gers registered their ninth consecutive win in all competitions - and fifth in the Scottish Championship - on Saturday with a 5-0 thrashing of Raith Rovers at Ibrox to stretch their lead at the top of the table over Falkirk to five points, although the Bairns have played a game less.

Wallace set the tone for an entertaining afternoon when he opened the scoring in the fourth minute with a curling right-footed shot and fellow full-back James Tavernier added a second before the break.

Mark Warburton's side kept up the pressure in the second-half and further goals from Barrie McKay and Martyn Waghorn, who scored two penalties, sent the Gers faithful home with a smile on their faces, which, according to Wallace, is the way the players are approaching every day.

The Rangers captain said: "We are enjoying coming into work every day and taking to the field every Saturday.

"So if we can maintain top levels and be the best as we can be as individuals, as a consequence, we are going to be really hard to stop.

"If we keep that belief, keep that momentum, we are going to have an enjoyable season.

"We aim to send the fans happy every week and (hopefully) come the end of the season we can reward them with some silverware but until then we will keep working hard and keep going in the right direction. The focus is now on Livingston next week."

Wallace, though, was keen to stress that staying "as professional as we can" remains key to hopes of returning to the top flight this season.

The former Hearts player said: "The manager and Davie Weir (assistant) are huge on that and that is very much the belief that we have got in the dressing room.

"That is the mind-set that we have got to get ourselves in.

"We have to maintain top levels as individuals and as a team. We did that against Raith and that was the most pleasing aspect."

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