By James Black
Rangers fans took to Twitter to criticise Pedro Caixinha after St. Johnstone loanee Michael O’Halloran was today named SPFL Player of the Month for August.
The Saints confirmed the news on their official Twitter account on Tuesday morning, which has understandably led to a reaction from the Gers support.
An SJFC double for Aug!! Tommy Wright – Ladbrokes Premiership Manager of the Month & Mikey O'Halloran – Player of the Month! More to follow
— St. Johnstone FC (@St_Johnstone_FC) September 5, 2017
O’Halloran left Ibrox for McDiarmid Park on loan last month and some Rangers fans feel Caixinha should have given the former Scotland Under-21 man a chance as a centre-forward.
The 26-year-old has scored four goals in four games for the Perth side, leaving some to wonder what they are missing out on.
After moving to Ibrox in January 2016, O’Halloran struggled for regular games under Caixinha and his predecessor, Mark Warburton.
In April, O’Halloran caused controversy after failing to attend Stirling Albion’s Forthbank Stadium for an Under-20s fixture he was scheduled to play in.
Caixinha publicly stated that the player had no future at Ibrox as he wasn’t the type of player Rangers need, but in this kind of form, it’s difficult to agree.
If O’Halloran can keep up his goalscoring, it might just force a rethink by Caixinha with the striker’s Ibrox contract running until 2020.
Here’s a selection of the Rangers supports’ tweets:
— Andrew McDavid (@AndrewMcD18) September 5, 2017
well done bud pedro shouldve went to Specsavers we should be using u as a striker
— scox amnoshy (@ScoxAmnoshy) September 5, 2017
Am I the only Rangers fan that can't get his head round why we played O'Halloran wide right instead of upfront then let him go on loan?
— Liam Preston (@LPMinerva) September 5, 2017
Fair play to him. I just don't think we'll get the best of him the way other teams play against us.
— David Murdoch (@Murdoch4) September 5, 2017
Think every striker we have released have scored and been in form
— Ian ninky Mckinnon (@ninky1910) September 5, 2017
Meanwhile we have Dalcio
— MK (@_mk1872) September 5, 2017
Aw that's great
— Jordan Smith (@jordan_smith111) September 5, 2017
O’Halloran made 37 appearances across all competitions for the Light Blues, scoring three goals in the process, a tally that he has already surpassed with the Tommy Wright’s side.
In other Rangers transfer news, the club made a last-gasp move to sign a £45,000-a-week striker who would have catapulted them to the league title.