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Wallace unhappy but not worried after Rangers’ poor start to season

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Rangers captain Lee Wallace has admitted Rangers’ start to the Ladbrokes Premiership campaign hasn’t met the standards expected at Ibrox but believes Pedro Caixinha’s squad can turn things around before the season becomes a write-off.

Saturday’s 0-0 draw with a very defensively-minded Hearts team saw Rangers slip to five points off Celtic at the top of the table after three games.

Rangers have failed to win in two league games at Ibrox so far this season, losing their first fixture 3-2 to Hibs, but Wallace believes Pedro Caixinha’s side can turn things around.

The Light Blues other result was the opening day win at Motherwell where Graeme Dorran’s double sealed the three points.

Speaking after Saturday’s Ibrox stalemate, he said: “Absolutely, it’s not good enough.

“We would have been looking for a far better start, especially now we’ve had two home games back to back.

“We have only got one point from that.

“It’s not a disaster for us but we are disappointed there is that gap and we’ve not started the way we wanted to.

“We always demand high standards.

“Every single game we go into we want to win and we haven’t done that in the last two weeks.”

Wallace missed the Hibs game through injury and doesn’t think there is much concern over the poor start within the dressing room, adding: “We recognise it’s not the start we wanted but we are going to be working hard to put that right.

“If the gap is there it will take a couple of wins to get that back.

“But there is no worrying on our part.”