Rangers boss Mark Warburton has praised the rise of Michael O’Halloran, after the 25-year-old’s Man of the Match display in the 3-0 victory over Kilmarnock last weekend.
The pacey forward, who arrived at the club this year, has had to be patient for his opportunities but has now started Rangers’ last two matches against St Johnstone and Kilmarnock, earning praise from his manager.
Warburton has been impressed with O’Halloran in recent weeks but told RangersTV there is still areas where the forward needs to improve.
“He’s worked very hard Michael, he’s had to be patient. There are areas of the game, and Michael will tell you, he’s had to improve on and work on, which he has done, but his pace is blistering, his power, his direct play is striking and he gets into some great areas.
“So there is loads of work to do, him and Tav are combining better and working hard, and we’re really pleased with Michael in the last two games.”
“We have got striking options which we have to have at a club like Rangers, but I’m delighted for Michael, a well-deserved man of the match and looking forward to seeing how he develops from here.”
O’Halloran faces a wealth of competition to keep his spot in Rangers’ attack for this weekend’s clash with Ross County, with the likes of Martyn Waghorn, Joe Dodoo, Barrie McKay and Harry Forrester all pushing for opportunities.
However, with O’Halloran in his current run of form, it would be difficult to drop the 25-year-old and it seems the former St Johnstone man has the capability to improve on his performances further.