McCulloch revelling in new role

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Lee McCulloch has revealed he is thoroughly enjoying his new holding midfield role for Rangers.

Gers boss Walter Smith has recently deployed the 30-year-old in front of his back four in a bid to shore up his defence.

McCulloch's latest test in that position was in the goalless draw with Old Firm rivals Celtic, and the former Wigan player has explained that he is not unfamiliar to the duty.

"I enjoyed playing in that midfield holding role," McCulloch told the Evening Times.

"I played there against Aberdeen up at Pittodrie and also during the friendly with AC Milan.

"I feel I can influence the game more in there and it's nice to be back in the team again and trying to help the club pick up results.

"I've not really played in the middle of the park that often since I joined Rangers at the start of last season, but I played there when I was down at Wigan.

"So, while it might be new to other people to see me playing there, it isn't actually unusual."