RANGERS jetted out to their pre-season training camp in Spain without captain Lee Wallace on Sunday morning.

Steven Gerrard’s side will spend the next ten days at their base in Andalusia as the Light Blues step up their preparations for the new campaign.

But Wallace was not in the travelling party as he continues his recovery from injury and his disciplinary battle at Ibrox.

The left-back missed the closing weeks of the season with a groin problem but was involved in an alleged bust-up with boss Graeme Murty in the aftermath of the Scottish Cup semi-final defeat to Celtic.

Wallace was suspended and fined four weeks’ wages after an internal investigation while Kenny Miller, who has now left Ibrox at the end of his contract, was hit with a two week fine.

Both players have appealed their punishments to the SPFL and Wallace’s long-term future is unclear despite him having another year to run on his Gers deal.

Boss Gerrard appeared the leave the door open for Wallace to make a return to the squad on Friday if he can regain his fitness and bring an end to his off-field issues.

But the 30-year-old will remain in Glasgow in the coming days to continue his rehabilitation while the Gers are put through their paces on the continent.

Summer signings Allan McGregor, Scott Arfield and Jamie Murphy were on the flight, while Ovie Ejaria, Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson will join up with the squad in Spain.

Gerrard will kick-off his first Premiership campaign as Gers manager with a trip to Aberdeen, while the first Old Firm clash of the season is scheduled for Saturday, September 1 at Parkhead.

The Light Blues will discover their opponents for the Europa League first qualifying round when the draw is made in Nyon on Wednesday.