Rangers face Celtic at Parkhead in the final Old Firm derby of the season on Sunday knowing that if they avoid defeat they will stop their arch-rivals winning the Scottish Premiership title, and Gers fans are desperate for Andy Halliday not to start at left-back.
The Scottish Sun has reported that Declan John has broken his hand in training and is set to miss out against Brendan Rodgers’ men, and with Lee Wallace having been suspended by the club it could be Halliday that comes into the starting XI as a makeshift full-back.
The 26-year-old has only played 173 minutes of top flight football since returning from a disastrous loan spell with Gabala during the January transfer window, and he reacted furiously to being taken off before half-time against Celtic in the semi-finals of the SFA Cup just a fortnight ago.
Rangers supporters, who destroyed Halliday on Twitter after that episode, were quick to have their say on the potential of him starting on Sunday via social media, and while one simply said “I fear the worst”, another said “DON’T START HALLIDAY”.
Here is just a selection of the Twitter reaction…
No fod and now halliday at left back 🙈
— John Belton (@johnbelton1) April 29, 2018
If Hallidays at left back 🙈🙈🙈
— orange and blue (@Mad_Dog_Watp) April 29, 2018
Imagine having an international LB unavailable to play. I’d go back 3 rather than Halliday a LB
— David King (@DavidKing10) April 29, 2018
If Halliday starts they will bait him and he will get a red card
— We Will Follow On ……. (@WilliamMacint) April 28, 2018
Some points for the Manager to consider: DON’T START HALLIDAY OR HODSON. DON’T DROP CUMMINGS. Kewl thanks xxx
— Sam (@danskco) April 28, 2018
Halliday at left back… The fear is real
— Imran Khan (@IK_1987) April 28, 2018
Yeah I agree defensively next to no difference but we lose the attacking play. Also Halliday is too slow, gets caught on the ball too much
— Cheryl (@gers_chick) April 28, 2018
Way Declan john out way a broken hand and halliday probably starting at left back I fear the worst
— Kyle Hilton (@kylehilton89) April 28, 2018