'Absolutely no sympathy' - Manager blasts Rangers attacker after late show
On-loan Rangers star Michael O’Halloran has been blasted by St. Johnstone manager Tommy Wright after missing the start of the clash with Kilmarnock after an accident on the A9 to Perth.
St. Johnstone lost the meeting with Steve Clarke’s side 2-1 to likely only further worsen their manager’s mood with both players regular features in the Saints’ starting XI.
O’Halloran and team-mate Richard Foster both showed up late to the game, forcing Saints into making two changes to their team before the game had even kicked off, leaving boss Wright furious.
“They haven’t made it on time, apparently there’s some accident,” Wright said, as quoted by BBC Scotland.
“We’ve had to make two changes before the game’s even started.
“I’ve got absolutely no sympathy for them.
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“They’ve got to leave plenty of time to get here at this time of year.
“We’ve put Michael down as a sub.”
O’Halloran has previous for missing a game after failing to make it to a Rangers Under-20’s match he was scheduled to start in against Hearts last season.
The Rangers attacker is on loan with the Perth side until January but it’s unlikely he has any long-term future at Ibrox after failing to make the grade under both Mark Warburton and Pedro Caixinha.
Since moving to Saints on loan O’Halloran has made 12 appearance, scoring five times.
O’Halloran moved Ibrox from the Perth side in 2016 after impressing then-Ibrox manager Mark Warburton, who splashed out £400,000 for the striker.
Foster is also a former Rangers player – enjoying two spells with the Ibrox club.
In other Rangers news, Graeme Murty has claimed that his summer signing was a bargain buy.