By Harry Sykes
Michael O’Halloran bagged a stunning brace for St Johnstone in their 4-1 league win against Motherwell on Saturday – and Rangers fans delivered mixed verdicts on Twitter.
The Scottish forward, 26, lifted his tally to has three goals in three games since arriving at McDiarmid Park on a season-long loan from Rangers.
The left winger could have extended his haul to four and secured a hat-trick against Motherwell had he not missed a late penalty, which was saved by substitute goalkeeper Russell Griffiths.
Rangers supporters took to social to have their say on O’Halloran’s matchwinning display just weeks after quitting Ibrox, with some claiming he should be starring for his parent club.
Here is a selection of their messages on Twitter:
Maybe if we’d given O’halloran a run in the team instead of Miller he’d be scoring for us like he is at Perth.
— Stuart Gordon (@stu_in_edin) August 13, 2017
Front 3 of Waghorn, Garner and O’Halloran next week.
— Beattie (@michaelbeattie_) August 13, 2017
Just saw the st Johnstone game, that wee O’Halloran looks a player
— sausagefingers (@WindmillBiscuit) August 13, 2017
I prefer that O’Halloran at St. Johnstone.
— John Moran (@jmoran76) August 12, 2017
O’Halloran and Waghorn scoring today ????????????
— Anna (@annamillerX) August 12, 2017
Michael O’Halloran scoring for fun now that he is away ????
— Andy (@1872andy) August 12, 2017
O’Halloran, who joined St Johnstone for the first time in 2014 after leaving Bolton Wanderers, was sold to Rangers 18 months ago for £500,000 after 16 goals in 90 appearances.
Nearly half of his 37 outings for Rangers came off the bench, he only found the net three times and fell out of favour after Pedro Caixinha took over in March.
The win means St Johnstone are the early Premiership leaders after the first two rounds of games.
In other Rangers news, fans have destroyed a summer signing on Twitter for his display against Hibernian.