Rangers 26-year-old set for exit door after refusing to play for reserves - report
By Harvey Byrne
Rangers winger Michael O’Halloran could be set for the exit door after refusing to play for the club’s reserves, according to a report.
Gers news site GotTheBattleFeverOn have claimed that the 26-year-old could be nearing the end of his career with the Ibrox giants after he was a no-show for the Under-20s on Monday evening.
The Rangers youth team took on Hearts at Forthbank in a match which saw them win 2-1 with Serge Atakayi’s double winning his side the three points.
However, the match was not without it’s controversy and O’Halloran, who was due to start for the side failed to show up.
The report details that not only the coaching staff would have been disappointed in his actions, but also teammate Kenny Miller is said to have been “furious” by his non-appearance.
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The youth system in Scotland allows for senior players to play in the academy matches, effectively making them the reserves and recently Josh Windass, Danny Wilson, Joe Dodoo and Harry Forrester have all featured.
But, O’Halloran who was signed for Rangers under Mark Warburton in February 2016 for a fee of £500,000 after impressing at St. Johnstone decided not to make the step down.
The former Scotland Under-21 international has struggled to repeat his form at a bigger club in the Gers and has returned just three goals and six assists in 37 outings for the side.
The attacker with three years left on his Rangers contract has also been restricted to a small 45 minute cameo since Pedro Caixinha’s appointment in March with natural striker Martyn Waghorn currently ahead of him in the pecking order.
In other Rangers news, Danny Wilson has shared who the Gers players are blaming for club’s poor season.