Rangers fans in Twitter meltdown as 25-year-old returns to line-up v Celtic
By Danny Wright
Rangers fans are less than happy with Pedro Caixinha’s decision to recall Andy Halliday to the starting line-up to face Celtic.
The two Old Firm rivals come to blows in a Scottish Cup semi-final clash at Hampden Park on Sunday.
The Light Blues announced the team news on their official Twitter account ahead of kick-off.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) April 23, 2017
Halliday has not been in the best of form for the Gers this season and has only featured in 16 minutes of their last two league wins against Partick and Aberdeen.
The 25-year-old starts ahead of Jon Toral, who many of the Rangers fans think should be starting instead, plunging them into meltdown on Twitter.
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Here is a selection of their tweets questioning Caixinha’s team news:
Why Halliday ahead of Toral? ????
— James Atkinson (@James_A_1) April 23, 2017
Halliday…..at least he will be up for it
— Richard Geddes (@gedi1873) April 23, 2017
Halliday over Toral not sure about that either
— Jay Fletcher ???????? (@JFletcher1872) April 23, 2017
Just can't see what Halliday will bring to the team apart from a bit of passion! Should be toral for me!
— Ibrox Views (@IbroxViews) April 23, 2017
A bit icky with Halliday starting. Prove me wrong.
— Look_at_em123 ????️ (@CairoK123) April 23, 2017
Toral in for Halliday and I'd be happy way that team fs
— Dean Tweedie (@deanotweedie7) April 23, 2017
I still ask myself why Toral in the bench? Is Halliday an accomplished battler for this kind of matches? Maybe aye, maybe naw
— Hernán Pacheco (@hernanfpacheco) April 23, 2017
I would of played Toral instead of Halliday.
— Mikey Aird (@AirdMikey) April 23, 2017
Halliday has made 39 appearances across all competitions for Rangers this season, scoring five goals.
The former Middlesbrough and Walsall man has not impressed supporters though and was completely left out of the team when they last faced Celtic last month.
A lot is at stake on Sunday, mainly a Cup final against Aberdeen.
But Caixinha and his men have a chance to end Celtic’s hopes of achieving a domestic treble and an unbeaten season.
Caixinha has only given one start to Halliday since he was made manager in March in the disappointing 0-0 draw with Kilmarnock earlier this month.
In other Rangers news, this striker has offered advice to the young Gers ahead of the Celtic clash.