Imminent departure of Rangers fanatic is a huge case of what might have been
With all the players joining Steven Gerrard’s Rangers revolution, it should be remembered that players are set to leave the club as well.
The Gers blog Four Lads Had A Dream, a very credible blog with an excellent record on breaking transfer stories, claims that one of the players that is set to leave is midfielder Andy Halliday.
Andy Halliday & Jason Holt met with manager Steven Gerrard this morning as he continues to shape his squad for new season
Both players were told teams have enquired about their availability & are free to leave the club
Lee Wallace will meet the manager on Friday
— Four Lads Had a Dream (@4ladshadadream) June 13, 2018
The news that the 26-year-old is surplus to requirements at Ibrox won’t come as a surprise to Gers fans, but it will come with a tinge of regret, as at one stage the former Bradford player looked as if he was going to become a Gers mainstay for years to come.
There is a good chance that people might have forgotten about this in everything that has happened in the two years since, but it should always be remembered that Halliday ran the show for the Gers in their Scottish Cup semi-final win over Celtic in 2016.
He ran rings around Scott Brown and was one of the biggest reasons for the Gers victory over their bitter rivals.
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That has proved to be the high-point in his Gers career though, as since then he has lost his place in the team, been frozen out by managers then sent out on loan.
Halliday, who is a well-known Gers fan, is perhaps the ultimate case of what might have been.
It looked as if he was going to dominate the Scottish game for years to come with his tenacity from midfield, but it just didn’t work out for him.
That’s a shame but football is a fickle mistress and when it’s time to go, it’s time to go.
In other Rangers news, Steven Gerrard is set for a make or break meeting with Lee Wallace