Rangers outcast in line for stunning semi-final return v Celtic
By Danny Wright
Michael O’Halloran could make a stunning return to the Rangers first-team against Celtic in Sunday’s Scottish Cup semi-final clash.
Pedro Caixinha confirmed on Thursday that O’Halloran has returned to the first-team squad after a spell in the Under-20 side and a reserve team no-show left his Ibrox future in doubt.
“[Caixinha] says Michael O’Halloran has also rejoined squad,” said Andy Newport, of the Press Association on his personal Twitter account as he delivered latest Rangers team news.
Rangers boss Pedro Caixinha confirms Clint Hill could return from injury v Celtic on Sunday. Says Michael O'Halloran has also rejoined squad
— Andy Newport (@AndyNewportPA) April 20, 2017
The Portuguese boss had also said that Clint Hill could return from his knee injury against the Hoops.
O’Halloran has only played 45 minutes of senior football since Pedro Caixinha took charge of Rangers last month.
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His time to impress the new Gers boss has been marred by a knee injury but, according to Got The Battle Fever On, he failed to show up for Graeme Murty’s development side’s game against Hearts last Monday.
The Gers outcast has only played 56 minutes of Scottish Premiership football in 2017 after he was handed a two-match suspension following a red card incident five minutes into the trip to Motherwell in January.
O’Halloran, 26, has played in each of Rangers’ three Scottish Cup matches in the build up to their Hampden Park showdown with Celtic this weekend.
The former St. Johnstone player has failed to score in his 24 appearances across all competitions this season but has managed to provide five assists.
In other Rangers news, Caixinha has made a big admission about Celtic.