By Amir Mir
Gordon Dalziel has urged Rangers outcast, Michael O’Halloran, to be more like Celtic striker Leigh Griffiths after he failed to turn up for a reserve game.
Rangers site Get The Battle Fever On broke the news on Tuesday evening that the 26-year-old had failed to turn up to a under-20 fixture against Hearts on Monday.
As a result, his career at Ibrox has come into question, with the club’s wide man used sporadically by his managers this season.
Celtic striker Griffiths is a player who scored over 40 goals in the previous campaign but found himself on the bench on a number of occasions this term after the arrival of Brendan Rodgers.
Former Gers forward Dalziel believes Pedro Caixinha should learn from his rival as he believes O’Halloran might still have a future at the club.
“Football nowadays, as Brendan Rodgers has shown at Celtic, is all about man-management,” said Dalziel, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“Rodgers has a striker who scored 40 goals last season but isn’t getting into his team this year. But that player, Leigh Griffiths, hasn’t sulked.
“It will be interesting to see how Caixinha manages this situation. But I hope he sits down again with O’Halloran and talks about it.”
During this campaign, O’Halloran has played for the likes of Mark Warburton, Graeme Murty and Caixinha.
Over the course of the season, he has played 24 matches for his side, supplying five assists as he has also been utilised in a number of attacking roles.
The former Celtic youth product has played only once for his current manager and that was a second half appearance during the 1-1 draw with Motherwell.
It is highly likely that he will be shown the door by his new manager in the summer, who will be looking to build his squad for a title charge next term.
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