Championship side Wigan Athletic are eyeing a move for Rangers full-back Lee Wallace in January, according to The Scottish Sun.
Rangers have found their feet under Steven Gerrard and, after excelling in the Europa League, have started to show signs of improvements in their domestic campaign after inflicting a first defeat of the season upon league leaders Hearts at the weekend.
Gerrard’s overhaul at the club has pushed some players in the squad close to an exit and The Scottish Sun states Wigan are looking to offer Lee Wallace a route out of Glasgow after his fall from grace this season.
The Latics are eyeing improvements to help their squad push for a playoff spot in the Championship and 31-year-old Wallace is seen as a candidate who can help bolster their defensive line, with Hearts ace John Souttar also a target.
Lee Wallace has not featured for Rangers in any competition since a cameo off the bench in the 3-3 draw with Motherwell at the end of August and seems extremely unlikely to force his way back in Steven Gerrard’s plans at Ibrox.
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Borna Barisic is firmly established as Gerrard’s first-choice option down the left and Wallace’s future certainly looks to take place outside of Glasgow, with the former club-captain fans once idolised free to talk to potential new suitors in January.
Gerrard also drafted in former Liverpool team-mate Jon Flanagan in the summer and Wallace is therefore expendable, although Rangers cannot expect to get too much for his services when the window reopens in the New Year.