Rangers made light work of Ayr United yesterday evening when they cruised into the Scottish League Cup semi-final with a 4-0 win. In the absence of the regular captain James Tavernier, Steven Gerrard opted to give the captain’s armband to Andy Halliday and the midfielder delivered, bagging two assists for his side.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) 26 September 2018
The 26-year-old is in arguably the best form of his career at the moment. He’s been dominating the midfield at Ibrox and he adds goals and assists to an already impressive Rangers side from a deeper role. His two assists yesterday for young Glenn Middleton were of the highest quality and that link between Middleton and Halliday will be one the fans will be keen to see more of in the coming months.
Steven Gerrard has no end of quality players busting to get into his midfield. Lassana Coulibaly, Scott Arfield, Ryan Jack, Andy Halliday and Ovie Ejaria will all be keen to nail down a starting pace under Gerrard and the competition for places will only improve the Gers midfield men. That is exactly what’s happened with Halliday and he’ll be hoping he can shine in the coming months and stake a claim to being the captain more often.
You can read The Bluenoses’ verdict on Halliday here:
How much of a high must he be on right now?
Captain,2 assists and knowing Stevie G loves you while playing for the club you’ve supported all your life
— Robert Brown (@rabbrown69) 26 September 2018
— LewisMcinnes (@TheLewisMcinnes) September 26, 2018
Brilliant tonight, 2 assists
— Mex (@maxmurray69) 26 September 2018
Man of the match for me.
— Scott Hannah (@scottjjh1991) September 26, 2018
Was superb tonight. My MOM
— Jay (@jayhughez) September 26, 2018
He was my man of the match, tackling, passing, assists, what a performance
— Adam Bulloch (@AdamBulloch116) 26 September 2018
Really has changed as a player under Gerrard as has morelos #LetsGo #
— john masson (@johnmasson2) 26 September 2018
The Gers will be desperate to see more of Halliday’s superb form and enjoyed seeing him don the armband in yesterday’s Scottish League Cup quarterfinal.