After a loan spell at fellow Scottish Premiership side St Johnstone, Rangers star Michael O’Halloran has returned to the club and is ready to fight for his first team place.
The attacking midfielder is in Florida with the Rangers squad for their winter training camp and has opened up on his desire to be involved in Graeme Murty’s plans.
As quoted by the official Rangers website, O’Halloran said:
Hopefully this time I can come and work hard and show the manager what I can do and get into the team and play as regularly as I can. For me it’s important that I come and show what I’ve done at St Johnstone and do that for Rangers as well as that’s the club I play for and I’m really glad to be back.
He got a chance to impress in the second half against Brazilian side Atletico Mineiro on Thursday evening, impressing some supporters eager to see his return to the first team.
A repeat of his 5 goals in 16 appearances for Saints this season in the second half of Rangers’ campaign would no doubt go a long way to proving his worth to supporters and it’ll be interesting to see the level of his involvement when the the Light Blues return to competitive action next weekend.
Fans took to Twitter this week to discuss his return to the club…
Give the lad a proper chance now.
— 🇬🇧D A V I D – N I M M O🇬🇧 (@Nimsay1872) January 10, 2018
I've always wanting him to get a proper run in the team in his favoured position , there's a player there, he just needs the confidence
— Alan Wright (@alan_wright87) January 10, 2018
I wish him luck. Type of player we need and he never got the chance.
— Emma (@huttonmays) January 10, 2018
Would like to see him get a chance to play through the middle of the attack.
— HMS Dave (@DavidCa38260769) January 10, 2018
Goss and Murphy looked good! Halliday and O'halloran played like they had something to prove! Was a good fun watch with a lovely finish from Windass! Roll on Sat, should be a tougher test #WATP
— Jamie Hunter (@GoToBedHunter) January 12, 2018
Glad to see O’Halloran back he impressed me that half. Hope he gets a few games this half of the season & played in his correct position
— SA (@stuartangus2012) January 12, 2018
Tell ye what…if it’s a choice of Kranjcar or O’Halloran as CAM…it’s the latter everyday of the week.
— Lee ⚓️ (@WhatSunnn_) January 12, 2018
Liam kelly (foderingham) with some gd touches in goal 2night, halliday went out with a point to prove, o'halloran windass and candeias very energetic and played well, liked the look of sean goss very compossed on the ball. Bates tav and niko below par. But decent win.
— Ben McColl (@BenMcColl1972) January 12, 2018
o'halloran and candeias, worked hard, only creative players on the park and its unnoticed or "only a friendly"
halliday did nothing but a few interceptions, got booked, had a well wide shot "MOTM" "Future Captain"
boggles the mind, pisses me off. he's so average! has no position
— Ewan ☺ (@Ewan_Carr) January 12, 2018