Rangers ace Andy Halliday has been handed a surprise start by manager Graeme Murty for Sunday’s Old Firm clash with Celtic – and it gives the 26-year-old a fantastic chance to banish his Hampden nightmare from the last meeting between the sides.

Halliday was hooked before half-time in the recent Scottish Cup semi-final thrashing by Celtic, leading to the Hoops end signing the Gers ace’s name, but helping the Gers to a win at the home of their bitter rivals would go a long, long way to eradicating that memory.

The former Livingston, Bradford and Middlesbrough ace has struggled for regular games at Ibrox over the last 12 months although has been used at times as a backup left-back in recent months and has taken over from the injured Declan John for the trip to Celtic Park.

With the Gers not having won against their bitter rivals in over two years – six years in the league – taking three points and putting a stop to Celtic’s title party for another week certainly won’t make up for the Hampden result completely but after suffering the ignominy of having the Celtic fans sing his name, silencing them this time around could do wonders for Halliday.

In other Rangers news, the club have sealed two new signings and three more are in the pipeline in an ASTONISHING transfer blitz before the window even opens.

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