Date: 22nd March 2018 at 8:17pm
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Rangers decided to terminate midfielder Andy Halliday’s loan deal with Azerbaijani side Gabala six months early to bring him back to Ibrox in January – but it has been an utter waste of time for the Gers.

Halliday was shipped out to Gabala by former boss Pedro Caixinha but struggled to get any regular game-time in the former Soviet state before being recalled early.

Since returning to Ibrox in January, Halliday has barely featured for the Light Blues and has been little more than another player in the training group on a daily basis.

It’s clear the boyhood fan doesn’t feature in Murty’s plans and his involvement in the first-team since his return has been thanks to injuries to others.

After joining the Gers in 2015 after impressing then-manager Mark Warburton following a trial, Halliday was a regular in the side under Warburton before falling out of favour under Caixinha.

While it is unclear if Murty will still be in charge at Ibrox in the summer, if the Gers are going to close the gap on bitter rivals Celtic and take a step closer to winning the title then players such as Halliday aren’t going to cut it.

Whoever is in charge at Ibrox next season should look to move the midfielder on and bring in some genuine quality to improve the Gers squad.

In other Rangers news, Russell Martin is now fit again after suffering an injury

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