Strachan urged to give start role to Lee

STEVIE Smith has urged Scotland boss Gordon Strachan to make Lee Wallace his first choice left-back in his Euro 2016 qualifying campaign.

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Lee Wallace has been in great form for Rangers
Lee Wallace has been in great form for Rangers

Smith, who returned to the Ibrox club in the summer, has been kept out of the Gers team by Wallace during the 2013/14 season.

But he can understand why Light Blues manager Ally McCoist has decided to play the 26-year-old ahead of him.

And he thinks national manager Strachan should make the full-back a starter when his team launch their bid to reach France in two years' time.

Smith said: "I am surprised Lee hasn't started for Scotland this season the way he has been playing. He has deserved it because of the hard work he has put in.

"Every week since I have been here he has been our best player.

"We have had players scoring hat-tricks and what have you but, for me, he is our most consistent player.

"I hope he gets his place in the Scotland side soon."

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