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23rd Dec, 2016 | 4:15pm

Halliday delivers verdict on Rangers need to strengthen squad in January

By Matt Farr

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday claims the club already have enough quality to challenge Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title this season.

The Gers are currently second in the league, 14 points behind Old Firm rivals Celtic, but have won their last three games on the bounce.

However, the former Middlesbrough man believes the key to catching Celtic is less about the need for new players, and more about building momentum.

The league leaders were unconvincing in their victory over Partick Thistle last time out, despite winning 1-0, and even one misstep for Brendan Rodgers’ side could open the door for Rangers.

Halliday, who has scored five goals in 25 appearances for Rangers this season, told the Daily Record: “I have been asked that question about January signings a lot, and I think certainly with the squad just now we are good enough.

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“There were questions raised on that point earlier in the season – and deservedly so as we weren’t playing well at that point – but I think we have shown over the last few weeks that we are good enough.

“But if the gaffer sees that we need one or two players to help us out, then brilliant. We are all going towards the same aim at the end of the season, and if we can get the one or two in – or whatever it is we are trying to bring in – then great.”

Rangers have been linked with a host of names in the run up to next month’s transfer window, including former Brentford man Jota, and Hearts winger Sam Nicholson.

The Gers are back in action against Inverness on Saturday, before a quick-fire double against St Johnstone and Celtic ahead of the new year.

Victories in all three games could heap pressure on the current league leaders, who face Hamilton and Ross County in the same period.

The Old Firm showdown at Ibrox on December 31, will however, be the most important game for the pair.

In other Rangers news, this is Rangers’ expected line-up to face Inverness.