Waldo in mood for a pop at the top...

Evening Times - - SPORT - By CHRIS JACK

LEE WAL­LACE hopes Rangers can make the most of their chance to go top of the ta­ble when they face Partick This­tle tonight.

The Light Blues make the trip across Glas­gow aim­ing for their third Pre­mier­ship win on the spin af­ter see­ing off Ross County and Dundee ei­ther side of the in­ter­na­tional break.

Rangers can now go above Celtic if they win by four goals at The En­ergy Check Sta­dium at Firhill.

The Jags will also pro­vide the op­po­si­tion in the Bet­fred Cup quar­ter­fi­nals be­fore Pe­dro Caix­inha’s at­ten­tions turn to the Old Firm clash a week on Satur­day.

Wal­lace said: “They are good in­cen­tives. There is no doubt about that.

“While there is a lot of foot­ball to be played, it’s a nice sight, es­pe­cially from where we have come and ev­ery­thing that was made of last year and, of course, how strong our ri­vals are.

“They are def­i­nitely nice in­cen­tives, but our main in­cen­tive is al­ways to win the games. If we win the games, these things will hap­pen.

“We recog­nise how hard the games are. We have an op­po­nent mo­ti­vated to try and get their first win in the league. We will be aware of that but at the same time we will be go­ing there with ex­cite­ment and look­ing to win the game.

“There is more con­fi­dence for sure. I can see that in the play­ers’ eyes. I can see it in their per­for­mances as well.

“The last two games have not been per­fect. We know that there are things we need to work on, things within our style.

“We want to strive for per­fec­tion and get those bits right but there is no doubt we are feel­ing bet­ter. We are at a good level.

“We are com­ing in with a smile on our faces. That’s just nat­u­ral.

“If you go the other way, it’s not so much the case. It won’t stop the hard work that’s for sure.”

Gers cap­tain Wal­lace is build­ing con­fi­dence

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