Gregg Wylde targets more success with Rangers

Rangers winger Gregg Wylde
Wylde helped Rangers clinch a third straight league championship

Youngster Gregg Wylde admits being part of Rangers' double-winning success this season has "not sunk in yet".

Winger Wylde made his debut last season but has only become a first-team regular since February, helping Rangers win the league and League Cup.

"For me as a young boy to come in and to get my first trophies in the league and the cup I'm chuffed to bits," said Wylde. "Hopefully I can get more.

"It's been a bit of a shock, but I've enjoyed every single minute of it."

Having broken into the team under outgoing boss Walter Smith, Wylde is hoping to be part of new manager Ally McCoist's plans.

"I'll need to call him gaffer now instead of Coisty," said Wylde.

"He's brand new. He's good with the boys and he's down to earth as well.

"He loves Rangers and you could see what it means to him yesterday when he was holding the trophy.

"Hopefully I'll play again under Coisty. He's helped me throughout the season and he knows what I'm capable of doing.

"I've spoken to him already and he thinks I can push on.

Sasa Papac and David Weir
Papac and Weir have been at Rangers throughout Smith's second Ibrox spell

"Walter Smith's done really well for me this season. I spoke to him yesterday because of what he's done for me in my career so far and I've enjoyed working with him."

Smith's final match in charge, Sunday's 5-1 win over Kilmarnock, saw Rangers clinch their third consecutive Scottish Premier League title and, afterwards, two of his most trusted lieutenants, David Weir and Sasa Papac, paid tribute to the 63-year-old.

Weir was one of Smith's first signings when he returned to take on the Ibrox job for a second time in January 2007, with Papac having joined the club a few months earlier under Smith's predecessor Paul Le Guen.

"He is a Rangers legend and he will go down in the history of Rangers as one of the best ever, if not the best ever," said club captain Weir.

"And he'll be a big, big loss to this club.

"But Ally McCoist has a great tutorship underneath him and I'm sure he'll go on to be a great Rangers manager as well."

And Papac added: "I like this club and Walter is a great man, not just on football but on life.

"It (the league championship) is a good present for Walter."

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