By Wayne Veysey

11th Apr, 2017 | 7:22pm

Rangers fans react to report senior player will be sold after row

By Alex Stevens

Michael O’Halloran failed to show up for Rangers Under-20s’ fixture against Hearts on Monday – and supporters have taken to Twitter to destroy the winger.

Rangers news site Got The Battle Fever On have claimed that the 26-year-old could be nearing the end of his career with the Ibrox giants after he went AWOL for the clash at Forthbank.

O’Halloran was told to report the youth-team clash after being left out of Pedro Caixinha’s senior squad for the 3-0 Scottish Premiership triumph at Aberdeen on Sunday.

It is said the 26-year-old stunned Graeme Murty and his coaching staff by failing to turn up for action without offering an explanation.

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.

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The player’s reported action prompted swift and strong responses from Rangers fans, with many desperate to now see the back of him.

Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:

The January 2016 signing from St Johnstone has made just six league starts this season, featuring in only one of Pedro Caixinha’s four games in charge of Rangers.

O’Halloran was linked with moves to Hearts, Motherwell, Ross County and St Johnstone during the recent winter transfer window, although it remains to be seen whether either of the quartet will renew their interest in the coming months.

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 appearances for the side.

O’Halloran, who started off in the Celtic academy ranks before spells at Bolton, Sheffield United, Carlisle, Tranmere and St Johnstone, is contracted to Rangers until the summer of 2020.

Meanwhile, Rangers have gained ground in the race to finish second in the league, narrowing the gap on second-placed Aberdeen to nine points.

Caixinha’s third-placed side will consider there is still an opportunity to overhaul Derek McInnes’ team with just six matches of the campaign remaining.

In other Rangers news, one of the club’s midfielders has agreed the terms of a mammoth new deal.

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