Former Rangers players Andy Halliday and Charlie Adam both scored on their league debuts as Hearts hammered Dundee 6-2 at Tynecastle on Friday night.

Halliday was released by the Gers in the summer after five years at Ibrox and following a period as a free agent, he was snapped up by the Jambos on a two-year deal in September [].

Meanwhile, Adam, who played for Rangers between 2003 and 2009, also found a new side last month, signing his own two-year contract at his boyhood club Dundee [].

It was a league debut to remember for Halliday but perhaps one to forget for his fellow former Ger.

Hearts dominated the contest in Edinburgh and were 2-0 up with just 25 minutes on the clock courtesy of goals from Michael Smith and Josh Ginnelly.

Former Rangers player Andy Halliday was named on the bench for Hearts against Dundee. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Adam grabbed one back for the visitors with an excellent strike, but the Jambos were rampant and goals from Liam Boyce and Stephen Kingsley had them 4-1 up by the interval.

Danny Mullen netted for Dundee shortly after the hour mark to keep the contest alive but Halliday entered the fray with 15 minutes remaining and helped add gloss to the scoreline.

After Kingsley had scored his second of the day with an excellent strike from long range, the bluenose got himself into the left side of the box in the 90th minute and when found by a Jamie Walker pass, he finished emphatically past Jack Hamilton into the far corner.

An excellent first night of Championship action for Hearts and Halliday, then, with former Rangers players Adam and Graham Dorrans unable to prevent a hammering for Dundee.

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