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The 24-year-old says that the Ibrox giants are still the same club despite being launched as a new company under Charles Green and has thanked fans for their support

Lee Wallace has insisted that Rangers have "not died" following the Ibrox giants' descent into liquidation and subsequent relaunch as a new company under Charles Green.

The 24-year-old was one of the first players to commit his future to the newco by transferring his contract; a move which many of his team-mates are still legally considering.

And the full-back believes that Rangers is still the same club despite the change in holding company, and has called for players and fans to help resurrect the Scottish outfit.

"I'm still wearing a Rangers badge on my chest when I go out to train," he told the club's official website.

"I'm still going to be going out on a Saturday at Ibrox and nothing has changed in that respect. It's still Rangers that I'm playing for.

"In that sense, they've absolutely not died and it's down to all the boys who are still here to put us back where we belong.

"There might be a tough season ahead for us but that's what you expect as a footballer. You come up against obstacles that you don't want to happen but you get on with it.

"I think that's going to be the most important thing for us. We need to roll our sleeves up and soldier on. That's exactly what we need to do.

"You roll your sleeves up, you are professional and you get down to business. We might be down just now but we'll certainly not be there for long and we'll get back on track.

"This is a new chapter for us but that is all and it's business as usual as far as I'm concerned. It's our job as professionals to continue doing what we do."

Wallace also hailed the players who have remained at Rangers and thanked fans for their support during the period of financial turmoil which resulted in liquidation.

"This is a rebuilding process and I'm saying that I'm happy to be part of it, as are the guys through in the dressing room now," he added.

"We need to stay tight as a unit and as a family and just move on as we look to get us back to where we should be.

"Last season when we went into administration, we almost had a run of four defeats in a row at Ibrox and I don't think that had ever happened before.

"Even so, we'd get to the final whistle of games and when the fans were still applauding us despite our results, it was massive. Their pride in us as a support was fantastic."

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