Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has revealed that the atmosphere at the Gers is “night and day” after Pedro Caixinha’s sacking in October.
Caixinha banished Halliday from Ibrox by sending the midfielder on loan to Azerbaijani side Gabala before being recalled by Caixinha’s replacement Graeme Murty at the first opportunity when the transfer window re-opened in January.
Since returning from his ill-fated loan spell, Halliday has been in and around the first-team squad and was a late substitute in Sunday’s 6-1 win over Ayr United in the Scottish Cup.
The midfielder also revealed the “intensity” in training is also much-improved and gave all the credit to Murty for the change.
“It’s night and day in terms of the atmosphere and night and day in terms of the intensity in training as well,” Halliday told RangersTV, as quoted by Inside Futbol.
“That’s all credit to the gaffer.
“It’s a lot happier at the training ground, it’s a lot happier in dressing room every single day.”
Halliday has made 95 appearances for the Gers, scoring 15 times, since signing in 2015 from Bradford City after impressing then-manager Mark Warburton during a trial with his boyhood heroes.
The midfielder grew up a stones throw from Ibrox and is a big favourite with the Gers’ supporters who see him as one of their own.
Murty is in charge of the Ibrox giants until the end of the season and is in pole position to land the manager’s job beyond the summer after being promoted from his regular role as Under-20’s head coach for the second time in 2017.
In other Rangers news, Murty has delivered his verdict on Sunday’s win against Ayr.
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