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Weir had a bigger influence at Rangers than Gascoigne, Laudrup - McCulloch

Despite all of the big-name players that have played for Rangers over the years, Lee McCulloch believes that David Weir has had the biggest influence.

The 41-year old defender is set to depart Ibrox this weekend, as he seeks game time elsewhere, and he will leave with plenty of kind words from everybody he has dealt with at the Glasgow club.

Ex-Wigan Athletic midfielder McCulloch, who has played with the former Everton man since they both returned from England in 2007, believes Weir has had more of an influence at Ibrox than the bigger names who have donned the royal blue, white and red and agrees that he is Walter Smith's best-ever signing.

"You couldn't really argue with that view," McCulloch said.

"Paul Gascoigne and Brian Laudrup were terrific players for Rangers, as were guys like Andy Goram.

"But Davie was different. As a defender he was up there with the very best. As a person, no one comes close. He had such a massive influence on everyone at Murray Park.

"From the kids who come into train to the ladies in the washing room. They will all miss Davie.

"He carries himself like no other player, or person, I've ever known.

"You want to go out and play alongside him. You want to go out and win for him."

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