Let me get something off my chest, Michael O’Halloran is not, and never will be Rangers class in my eyes.

I know it may not seem all that much or even that noteworthy, but Michael O’Halloran’s latest setback is just more proof to me why he won’t make the grade at Rangers, no matter who the manager is, he simply lacks the correct attitude.

Failing to show up at the desired time for his loan club St Johnstone’s match vs Kilmarnock this past weekend is just the latest in a long line of question marks to hang over the player.

Many Rangers fans were split on the decision by ex-manager Pedro Caixhina, to allow the forward to leave in the short term at least on a loan deal. I have no such issues, as I feel it’s clear from his actions, and through his body language, he was simply going through the motions at our club. The bigger issue is of course why we allowed a player to leave without finding a suitable replacement, in an already threadbare squad. That is a different argument for another day, and not what I am currently questioning.

In any of his starts for Rangers this or previous seasons, O’Halloran failed to live up to the type of performances that had helped seal his move to Ibrox, nor did he play with any degree of consistency, or act as an impact player coming off the bench at any point, despite being deployed in a variety of different positions.

Pedro didn’t get a lot of things right during his tenure and ultimately paid for it with his job. This is one however, I think we will look back upon in the passage of time to be a favourable one by the former gaffer. I do take into account that Pedro Caixhina’s handling of the whole situation, could, and should have been better, as it’s never a wise move devaluing a player still on the club’s books, the very player whose sale you might have been required to count on, in order to facilite improving your squad. It was clear on the personal attacks Pedro made on the player, this was something more than just down to ability.

Rumours were rife that the player had refused to play for Caixhina in a development game, leading to the break down of the relationship. However it must also be noted that his predecessor, Mark Warburton, who signed the player after an impressive cup game at Ibrox, used him sparingly, not to mention in a campaign largely done by the time he arrived at the club, a perfect situation to bed a new player in, if there ever was one.

Turning up late due to a road accident is hardly the crime of the century, but it stands as just another example of a player with all the ability, but maybe lacking sorely in the intangibles, that stat books and player ratings don’t show, and that’s what’s between the ears. At the highest level you need brains to play the game.