By Dominic Toner
Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday insists he will by trying to emulate the form shown last year that helped clinch promotion to the Scottish Premiership.
The midfielder collected two trophies and contributed 10 goals during his first season after signing a two-year deal in July 2015 with the option of an additional year.
Halliday is aware that he will need to reproduce some of that form to convince Rangers chiefs to trigger the option in his contract.
The 24-year-old revealed to the Rangers website: “I am certainly going to try and top last season because we are all striving for one goal and that is to bring trophies to this football club.
“Individually after having played so many games for this football club in my first season it will be hard to beat but I am going to try.”
Manager Mark Warburton has been busy so far in transfer window, with the high profile additions of Joey Barton and Niko Kranjcar some of the players to join Ibrox. Halliday accepts this means he will have to fight to keep his starting place:
“We have added a lot of good players to the squad and it is a lot healthier,” he added. “It’s not right if you’re a player and you know you’re going to be playing every week.”
Prior to his move to Ibrox, Halliday spent time out on loan at a host of English league clubs, most notably he was a goalscorer for Bradford in their famous 4-2 FA Cup shock over Chelsea in 2015.
He was born just outside of Ibrox and now seems settled at the club who took him on as an academy player until he was aged 15.
The semi-final success over Celtic in the Scottish Cup last season would have been extra special for Halliday and the old firm rivals will recommence their rivalry in the league in the upcoming season.
In other Rangers news, an attacker has signed a contract after a successful trial.