Rangers midfielder delivers brutal verdict after Hearts defeat
By Dominic Toner
Andy Halliday admitted that the Rangers defeat against Hearts was the club’s worst performance since he has been there.
The midfielder moved to Ibrox in 2015 and played the full 90 minutes against Hearts on Wednesday night.
Rangers slipped to a 2-0 away defeat as a brace from Robbie Muirhead gave the hosts the three points in the Scottish Premiership.
Mark Warburton’s side moved down to third in the league as a result and were completely outplayed by Hearts.
Halliday has highlighted how poorly his side were on Wednesday and named it is a low point in his Rangers career.
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“Last night was probably the worst performance since I’ve been at this football club,” Halliday said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
AH: last night was probably the worst performance since I've been at this football club.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) December 1, 2016
Halliday has ranked the Hearts defeat as worse than the crushing loss to their Old Firm rivals in September, when they lost 5-1 away to Celtic in the league.
Rangers’ fixtures don’t get any easier as they face fourth-placed Aberdeen on Saturday, who would be above them if they won their games in hand.
The result against Hearts was coming as they needed stoppage time to defeat bottom of the league Partick 2-1 in the previous game.
Halliday enjoyed the unbelievable promotion from the Scottish Championship last season and the Gers are now adjusting to being back in the top-flight.
The central midfielder has made 70 appearances for Rangers and was one of the few players to deliver a decent performance against Hearts.
He has scored five goals in 22 appearances this campaign and will be hoping to inspire his side to bounce back against Aberdeen.
In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has delivered a two-word verdict on the club’s hopes for a runners-up spot.