The Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern are still confused about the club’s summer business, such has been the nature of Pedro Caixinha’s relatively expensive flops.
Indeed, not too many of our local Light Blues have been hugely impressed with the signings the Portuguese made during the summer, with those he let go actually impressing more than his additions. With that in mind, a report from the Scottish Sun has actually proven rather interesting.
They claim Michael O’Halloran is set to return to Ibrox from his loan spell at St. Johnstone, with Tommy Wright understood to have given up hope in keeping the winger. The 26-year-old moved up to Perth after falling out with Caixinha, though Gers director of football Mark Allen is believed to want him back in Glasgow after some impressive form for the Saints.
With Rangers’ attack lacking some versatility in recent weeks, especially with the injury to Kenny Miller, the punters propping up our bar could get on board with the return of O’Halloran heading into the New Year period.
The idea of utilising O’Halloran’s pace alongside Josh Windass behind a central striker is an exciting one for Rangers. While the old cliche of a returning player being ‘like a new signing’ is rather tired, adding someone as explosive as the 26-year-old would be a major boost.