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DAVID WEIR wore the armband, but he didn’t have to lead alone.

The honour of being Rangers captain and the responsibility that comes with it were his. He could share some of the burden with those around him, though.

Whether it was Allan McGregor Barry Ferguson, Steven Davis or Kevin Thomson, Weir was surrounded by players that knew what was expected of them at Ibrox, and how to deliver in Light Blue.

When Steven Gerrard started rebuilding the Gers squad he inherited in the summer, adding character was as important as adding quality.

Even still, that nous, that know-how when it really matters is still lacking in some areas. That experience can only come with time.

“Obviously Allan McGregor has been there and done it, Steven Davis has come in, Kyle (Lafferty) has been involved,” Weir, who won eight honours during his Ibrox playing career, said. “There are two or three from a previous time but as a group they haven’t really won any trophies.

“That is learning. People always say the first one is the hardest but I think we always found the second one was the hardest. Walter used to always say that repeating a success, doing it again, was always harder, but that first one for Rangers seems as if it’s going to be really difficult for Rangers, not having the knowledge like Celtic undoubtedly do.

“Their squad is full of players who have been course and distance and done it. They’ll take confidence from that. There is

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