Gary MacKenzie has long shown a determination to succeed. Picture: SNS
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This recognition, of a player who cared about improving, bound Rae to the young defender.
MacKenzie was a teenager then, when he and Rae played alongside each other in the Rangers reserves, but there was something in his mentality and the potential of his 6ft 4in frame, his pace, his distribution, that resonated with the older player.
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