Halliday makes admission about how Rangers were second-rate under Warburton
By Alex Stevens
Andy Halliday has admitted that he is desperate to get his hands on a proper trophy at Rangers.
The Ibrox club won the Scottish Championship last season as they raced to promotion to the top flight and also secured the Scottish Challenge Cup, contested by clubs in the lower leagues, for the first time in their history.
But midfielder Halliday has admitted those two trophies were second rate compared to the big three of the Scottish Premiership, Scottish Cup and Scottish League Cup.
Celtic are eyeing a famous treble this season as they aim to complete a trophy hat-trick with the Scottish Cup to mark a memorable first campaign under Brendan Rodgers.
Rangers stand between their old rivals and another final as the two clubs prepare to go head to head at Hampden in the semi-final next month.
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For Halliday, it will be the opportunity to fight for a trophy that would be far more meaningful than the second-rate ones won under ex-manager Mark Warburton last season.
“From our side of things, we want to win a ‘Rangers’ trophy,” admitted Halliday to the Daily Record. “We had a good year last season but if we are all admitting it, we never really won what you would call a ‘Rangers’ trophy. So it’s our last chance this season to try and put that right.”
Boyhood Rangers fan Halliday, who joined the club in the summer of 2015, has been a mainstay of the team this season, starting 31 of his 35 matches in all competitions.
But it has been a mixed campaign for the midfielder, who, like most of his colleagues, has struggled to thrive in the top flight.
Rangers are next in action on Saturday, when they host Motherwell in a Scottish Premiership fixture at Ibrox.
In other Rangers transfer news, Caixinha has lined up his first four signings, with deals done for three of them.