Key men for Rangers in championship success

LEE WALLACE

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LEE WALLACE

By some way Rangers' ­Player of the Year, Wallace has been one of the top ­performers in Scotland this season as he has turned in a series of superb displays.

Although not always ­tested in a defensive ­capacity, his rampaging runs down the left flank have become a key part of the Gers' attack this term, with his fine form rewarded on the international stage

as he won a ­return to the ­Scotland setup.

The 26-year-old has

continually been linked with a move away from the

club and was the subject of

a bid from Nottingham ­Forest late in the January transfer ­window but has shown no indication that

he is eyeing the Ibrox exit door.

There will undoubtedly be more interest in the summer but it is crucial Rangers hold on to their prize asset as they continue to build for their Championship bid and a top-flight return.

LEE MCCULLOCH

Despite ending the Third ­Division campaign as ­Rangers' second-top scorer, it is at the other end of the field where McCulloch has shone this term as he has lead by example at the heart of the Light Blues rearguard.

He has now guided

McCoist's side to successive league titles and his ­influence on and off the field cannot be underestimated as he looks to restore ­Rangers to their place at the top of our game.

The 35-year-old has chipped in with 17 goals, ­including back-to-back

hat-tricks in the Ibrox wins over East Fife and Arbroath earlier in the campaign, and clinched the title with ­another treble on Wednesday night.

CAMMY BELL

Bell was one of the first players to join Rangers as Ally McCoist overhauled his Ibrox squad in the summer and the keeper has arguably been the pick of the bunch in his debut season.

He replaced Neil Alexander as Rangers No.1 but had to wait until the League One fixture with East Fife at the end of August to finally make his Light Blues bow due to restrictions regarding the number of trialists

McCoist could field.

With 19 shut-outs in a hugely impressive ­campaign that has seen him miss just one game since his debut, he has become a mainstay in McCoist's plans.

JON DALY

The capture of Daly from Dundee United was a ­significant coup for McCoist in the summer and the ­striker has enjoyed a productive debut campaign at Ibrox as he looks set to ­finish as the Gers' top scorer this term and add to the 23 goals he has to his credit already.

Daly's height and physical approach has been crucial in League One but he has shown another side to his game as has linked up well with a series of strike ­partners, most notably Nicky Clark.

Still just 31, the Irishman will be a big player for the Light Blues next season as they bid for Championship glory.

BILEL MOHSNI

Few players have endeared themselves as quickly to their new fans as Mohsni has done in an entertaining first season at Rangers.

The eccentric stopper is a popular figure in the Ibrox dressing room and has played his part in the champions' superb campaign with a series of top showings alongside skipper McCulloch.

He has proven an even greater scoring threat than his defensive partner, ­netting nine times so far, and while he has had the odd moment of madness as he has cost McCoist's side goals and let his temper get the better of him, he has been a decent addition to the squad.

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