Could Rangers outcast get shock reprieve in new position after surprise recall?
Rangers outcast Andy Halliday has managed to earn a second chance at Ibrox after it looked like his Gers career was over – but can the boyhood fan earn a shock opportunity to prove himself in a different position?
Since arriving at Ibrox in 2015, Halliday has been primarily used as a holding midfielder but found himself coming off the bench in Tuesday’s win over Partick Thistle and surprisingly playing at left-back.
Halliday started his career at left back and has played in various position on the left flank as his career has progressed but with Lee Wallace injured and Declan John picking up a knock against Partick, Halliday could find himself in from the start when the Gers face Ayr United on Sunday.
While it certainly appears that Halliday’s days as a starting XI mainstay for the Gers are well and truly over, the 26-year-old could still prove a handy back-up option over the coming months.
John’s injury shouldn’t see him need to miss much, if any, game-time but giving the left-back a rest would probably suit the Welshman down to the ground after playing in pretty much every game since September.
Halliday is never going to be the player that Rangers build a team around but he’s someone who always guarantees 100% effort and could help push some of his team-mates on to better.
In other Rangers news, it can be revealed that a key first teamer has sensationally asked to leave after the board failed to stick to their promise of giving him a new deal during the transfer window.
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