Andy Halliday will earn his first league start of the season for Rangers in their clash against St Johnstone at McDiarmid Park on Tuesday night, according to a club insider.
EstConsultancy, who is an ever-reliable source of news inside Ibrox, claimed on their Twitter account that Halliday will get the nod to start ahead of Lee Wallace after an injury picked up by Declan John.
Gers fan are split on the prospect of Halliday playing at left-back – with one saying the midfielder has been “poor” before and after his ill-fated loan in Azerbaijan.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Tbh Halliday looked poor before he went out on loan & haven't seen anything to change my mind since he came back. No offence to him.
— Styoort. (@StyoorT) February 26, 2018
Can’t change to a back 3 with way we’ve been playing recently, Just need to start Halliday left back shouldn’t be doing much defending tonight hopefully
— Craig Richardson (@Richie1993Craig) February 27, 2018
I don’t think he will change the tactics, prob will be Halliday
— Trebor (@Trebor_1872) February 27, 2018
The same source told me Halliday will start
— FeliptheSwede🏴🇸🇪 (@WatpLoyal) February 27, 2018
D John is injured, step up Andy Halliday. He must be desperate for game time
— Ross (@roskorfc) February 27, 2018
As long as that nod is to the bench
— David (@DJH_EK) February 26, 2018
Halliday has only made one appearance at left-back for Rangers in a competitive game since joining the Gers in 2015 under Mark Warburton.
Despite spending the bulk of his Gers career playing in midfield, Halliday is well used to playing left-back after playing there regularly earlier in his career.
Club captain Lee Wallace has been out of action since September and was expected by many to come back in ahead of Halliday but it appears the 30-year-old hasn’t proven his fitness yet to manager Graeme Murty after five months out.
Halliday spent the first-half of the season on loan with Azerbaijani side FK Gabala before being recalled by the Ibrox giants in January.
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