The Rangers fans here in the Transfer Tavern are certainly expecting some action over the course of the January transfer window after their rather mixed business during the summer months. Though it’s not quite clear as to who the new manager will be going forward, there is certainly work to be done on the playing front.
With that in mind, reports from the Scottish Sun have actually proven fairly surprising. They claim Graeme Murty is expected to welcome back Andy Halliday to his Ibrox cause this month as the midfielder looks to make his way back to Scotland. Loaned out to Azerbaijani outfit Gabala during the summer, the 26-year-old is reportedly ready to return.
Ibrox bosses are understood to have been in negotiations with Gabala of late and a deal has apparently been struck to see Halliday – who grew up supporting the club – return home in time to fly out to America, where Rangers will be competing in the Florida Cup.
Halliday, although limited, can be a very big part of Murty’s cause at Rangers. Able to provide cover across central midfield, he’ll be vital in rotating with the likes of Ryan Jack if the Light Blues are going to balance fighting for second place and the Scottish Cup over the next few months.