Lee Wallace determined to help Rangers back into the Scottish Premiership
Lee Wallace pledged his future to Rangers after helping them to a 2-1 win over Brechin.
Last Updated: 01/02/14 7:16pm
The Scotland international was a target for Nottingham Forest during the January transfer window, but the Rangers board rejected two bids for the defender.
Wallace played a key role in Rangers' 22nd win from 23 games and insisted afterwards that he had no intention of moving south of the border.
"I'm over the moon to still be here," he said. "We have a championship to wrap up, the Ramsdens Cup final to look forward to and a Scottish Cup game coming up that we want to do well in. And we're nearing the second stage of our recovery as a club.
"I'm more than happy to be part of that and I see myself being here for a long time.
"It was easy to ignore all the speculation. That's just the type of guy I am. It's just Rangers for me and always has been. You obviously hear about the speculation, but I was just solely focused on Rangers.
"If a bid had been accepted I would have dealt with it, but now I'm just delighted I can play my part in helping the club move up the leagues and getting us back to where we belong."
Rangers struggled to put the Hedgemen out of sight in the second half once Steven Robb's stunning strike had halved the deficit, and Bilel Mohsni was then dismissed on the hour for kicking the ball against Gerry McLaughlan to incur a second booking.
Manager Ally McCoist said: "I thought for 35-40 minutes we were good, really good. We could have - and should have - been more than two up. But the sending-off completely changed the pattern of the game.
"I'm extremely disappointed in Bilel. He gave the referee the opportunity to give him the second yellow. I plan to speak to Bilel about it. He should know better. You get taught not to do that in school. It was a needless second yellow."
Brechin boss Ray McKinnon could not fault his men for effort, adding: "We thought we might have snuck a draw at the end but it wasn't to be. We gave everything we had and I'm pleased with how we played."