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Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday made a surprise appearance from the bench in Saturday’s 4-0 win over Dundee at Ibrox – and the Gers ace could’ve played his way into next weekend’s Scottish Cup semi-final with Celtic.

Halliday was a second-half substitute for Greg Docherty and didn’t put a foot wrong for the Gers and was, arguably, the best midfielder for the Light Blues in the whole game despite being so rarely-seen in the past few months, making just one start since January.

With Greg Docherty and Graham Dorrans both struggling for form in the same role, Halliday’s cameo could see him come into Graeme Murty’s thinking for next Sunday’s Hampden showdown.

While he’s hardly been a regular at Ibrox over the last 12 months, it’s clear Murty sees something in the boyhood Gers fan and might just make the decision to go with the experienced midfielder over Docherty.

After a seven-year-wait to lift a major trophy, the Light Blues fans are desperate to see their side get to next month’s final with a win over Brendan Rodgers’ side as well as putting an end to Celtic’s hopes of lifting a historic back-to-back domestic treble.

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Halliday has been on the winning side in a Scottish Cup semi-final against Celtic once before as a Rangers player and could find himself who Murty turns to next weekend.

In other Rangers news, Celtic are in the running to sign this former Light Blues player in a shock summer transfer.

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