Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday believes pre-season under Steven Gerrard has been “refreshing” – but admits it has been one of the “toughest” of his career.

The midfielder looked to be on his way out of Ibrox this summer but could win a reprieve by impressing Gerrard this summer.

The Gers are a week through a ten-day training camp in Spain and Halliday admits it has been a good chance to get to know the new signings at the club.

“It’s been thoroughly enjoyable. It’s obviously a great opportunity for the players to get to know each other and the new boys to gel into the squad,” Halliday told RangersTV.

“It’s been refreshing. It’s been tough. Probably one of the toughest pre-seasons I’ve done since I’ve been a professional.”

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The toughness of the pre-season camp seems to be a common theme with the Gers players this summer with several mentioning how hard it has been on them physically. The Light Blues squad will be in a fantastic position to start the campaign strong and put pressure on bitter rivals Celtic. With a tough opening four games in the Scottish Premiership campaign including trips to Pittodrie and Celtic Park, Gerrard’s side will need to be well prepared and it appears that the Gers boss is doing an impressive job of doing just that. The Gers also have Europa League qualifiers to deal with before that and Gerrard’s side will be tested to their limits with two potential trips to the Balkans on the horizon for them in the coming weeks. Spending ten days in the heat of southern Spain will help Gerrard’s side deal with the inevitable heat and humidity they will face in their European ties.

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