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Wilson can be Rangers skipper one day, maintains Weir

Published 25/06/2015

Danny Wilson has re-signed for Rangers
Danny Wilson has re-signed for Rangers

Rangers assistant manager David Weir has described Danny Wilson as a potential Ibrox captain.

Wilson skippered Hearts to the Scottish Championship title last season before rejoining Gers on a three-year deal this week.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been speaking to former Watford and Derby skipper John Eustace with a view to bringing the 35-year-old to Glasgow as a mentor for a more youthful squad.

But Weir believes 23-year-old Wilson has the attributes to follow in his own footsteps and wear the armband.

The 45-year-old, who played alongside Wilson when the centre-back first broke into the Ibrox team as a teenager, said: "I think you forget how young he was when he was playing here the first time and obviously he's gone down south and had various clubs there.

"He played for Liverpool and he was out on loan at Bristol (City) and a couple of other places. So he's learned a lot and he's matured a lot.

"Meeting him in the last few days again you can see he's grown up and he's developed physically and mentally, although he's still got a lot of the same characteristics.

"As I said he does tick a lot of the boxes and that being another one as well, the fact he is vocal, he is a leader and he's a potential captain."

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