Rangers

By James Black

Scottish Premiership Player of the Month Michael O’Halloran has revealed he has barely spoken with Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha.

Caixinha had previously claimed that O’Halloran wasn’t the type of player Rangers needed as they attempt to challenge for the Scottish Premiership.

 

“He is not my type of player,” Caixinha said, as quoted by the official Rangers Twitter account. “He is not the type of player Rangers need.”

O’Halloran, who joined St Johnstone on loan this summer, admits he was miffed at such a public dressing down as the row between player and manager intensified.

“His comments weren’t great,” O’Halloran told Sky Sports, as quoted by their website. “I’ve not spoke to him at all really to be honest, we’ll cross that bridge when we come to it.

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“I’m enjoying my football just now somewhere where I am appreciated and liked.”

O’Halloran returned to McDiarmid Park on loan over the summer and has scored four goals in four league games for Tommy Wright’s side to help the Saints into third place.

When quizzed on if there were regrets over his £450,000 move to the Glasgow giants, O’Halloran stated his belief that he wasn’t given a proper chance to show what he could do at Ibrox under Pedro Caixinha or his predecessor, Mark Warburton, telling Sky: “No, when a big club comes in you can’t say no; and they are a huge club, Rangers.

“Obviously, in my time there, I’ve not played a lot of football but the main thing is – for me – is that I wasn’t really given a chance.

A handful of games here and there, which is disappointing when I look back, but that’s football.”

O’Halloran made 37 appearances for Rangers, scoring three times, after joining the club in 2016.

The forward found himself in trouble with the club after failing to show up at an U20s match against Heart’s at Stirling Albion’s Forthbank Stadium in April.

Caixinha banished O’Halloran to train away from the squad for a number of weeks as punishment before looking to move him on over the summer.

O’Halloran’s current loan deal ends in January.

In other Rangers news, Rangers fans reacted to Michael O’Halloran’s SPFL Player of the Month award.

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