DAVID WEIR is confident former Rangers captain Lee Wallace can kick-start his career in England next term.

The left-back has been reunited with Mark Warburton after putting pen-to-paper on a two-year contract with Queens Park Rangers.

Wallace was an integral part of the side that Warburton and Weir led to the Championship title in 2016 as he and the Light Blues completed the climb from the Third Division back to the Premiership.

It has been a tough couple of seasons for the 31-year-old and Weir said: "It’s exciting for him to go and play in England.

"He’s never done that. He’ll be hoping to make his mark down there, working against with Mark as well who he knows well.

"There’s an opportunity or him to get better and do well. He’ll be excited by it as he’s missed a lot of football in the past few months as well. He’ll be champing at the bit.

"In my experience you couldn’t fault him either as a person or what he gave.

"As an individual and towards Rangers, the story of what he did was incredible really, the fact he stuck by the club when it was in the lower divisions. He put himself forward when he probably could have left. He was great for us when we were there. He’s a great player as well.

"To miss such a big chunk of the season can’t have been easy for him either when he’s at his peak.

“The fans showed what they thought of him and Lee is sensible enough to know how it works. He knows the intricacies of some things that go on.

“It’s disappointing but the people who know - you see all the messages from the fans and players who are supporting him - are well aware of what he’s done and how highly he’s thought of."