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Rangers are Lee Wallace's only focus

By Ronnie Esplin

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 Gordon Strachan.

However, Wallace, 28, does not want to dwell on what might have been and will concentrate fully on Rangers' push towards the Scottish Premiership, which continues today against Queen of the South at Ibrox.

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

"I can take that argument where you have to be playing at the top level to be in with a chance. But when Rangers do get back to the top flight, it's not about that, 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 that myself, my team-mates, the manager and the coaching staff will attack.

"The only true relevance is how best I can contribute to the club that I'm playing for and love playing for every single week."

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

"You look at over-analysing a defeat and it's a common theme here by the fact that it's rare," Wallace added. "In terms of moving forward it's about swallowing it, dealing with a defeat, learning from the defeat and every defeat there's a new learning process."

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