Versatile Rangers star Andy Halliday, has spoken to the Glasgow Evening Times.
The 27-year-old hasn’t had an easy time of it at Rangers.

Halliday made most of his appearances at left-back last season. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)
He was released as a teenager before fighting his way back and securing a switch to Ibrox from Bradford City in 2015.
His dream then looked at an end under Pedro Caixinha, when the Portuguese shipped him off to Azerbaijani club Gabala on loan.

However, he once again fought his way back into the reckoning. Under Steven Gerrard, he earned another opportunity and made 35 appearances in all competitions last term.
As a diehard blue nose, he’s often singled out for abuse by opposition supporters. Yet, he says that rather than wilting under the pressure, he uses the abuse to his advantage.
Halliday bounced back after being substituted before half-time by Graeme Murty in the 2018 Scottish Cup semi-final. (Photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)
“The abuse from opposition fans doesn’t affect me,” Halliday told the Glasgow Evening Times. “It’s part of football. Being the local guy in the team, I’m always going to get that. Every team in the country has a player like that.”
“With the type of mentality I’ve got, I actually enjoy it. It gives me that extra 10 per cent so it’s healthy. As long as it’s done in the right manner, it should spur you on.
“Of course, you have to be strong to deal with it, when 50,000 opposition fans are shouting your name. But I’ve always said that’s where I’ve got a head start on anyone else. I’d take my mentality over any player – that’s something I’d never change.

“But I’ve had questions over me for the last four years here. We’ve signed near on 40 midfielders since I signed for the club. And guess what? I’m still here. I get asked the question every year but I just have to combat that.”
Halliday bends in a free-kick against Dundee in December. (photo by David Young/Action Plus via Getty Images)

Verdict

Halliday isn’t the most technically gifted player at the club right now. Yet, there can be no doubting his resilience.
He’s come back from the brink on multiple occasions and is living every Rangers fan’s dream.
If the manager continues to recruit, Halliday may receive fewer opportunities next season.
However, Gerrard knows that whether at left-back or in midfield, Halliday will always give 100% when called upon.

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