'On his day' - Andy Halliday shares who he thinks Rangers' best player is
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'On his day' - Andy Halliday shares who he thinks Rangers' best player is

Former Rangers player Andy Halliday has praised Alfredo Morelos following Saturday’s 1-1 draw with Hearts.

In what must have been a strange experience for Halliday, who spent five years at Ibrox as a player, he returned to Govan at the weekend as a member of the away team.

Halliday returned to Ibrox on Saturday for the first time as an opposition player. (Photo by Jose Manuel Alvarez/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images)

He didn’t make it onto the pitch, with others preferred in midfield, but he watched on from the bench as his teammates snatched a draw with a last-minute Craig Halkett equaliser and he shared his thoughts on the game on Open Goal’s Keeping the Ball on the Ground show on Tuesday.

Morelos missed multiple chances during the game, including one just minutes before the equaliser, prompting criticism from fans and the press.

He’s only scored twice in his last ten club appearances, but Halliday is backing his former teammate to come good eventually and says he may well still be the best player at Ibrox.

“I wouldn’t say he’s a confidence player but he’s a streaky player,” he said [Open Goal]. “See when he scores goals, he goes on a run of like 15 goals in 20 games.”

“But he had this sort of spell the season before last. In the first half of the season he scored like 20-25 goals and in the second half, he only scored four or five.

“I still think, on his day, that he’s arguably Rangers’ best player and definitely their best attacker.”

Alfredo Morelos isn’t firing but Halliday thinks he may still be Rangers’ best player. (Photo by Steve Welsh/Getty Images)

Halliday suggests Morelos is Rangers’ best player

A number of different Gers stars won awards last season, with James Tavernier named the PFA Scotland Player of the Year, Connor Goldson winning the Rangers Manager’s Player of the Year award and Allan McGregor claiming both the SPFL and Rangers Player of the Year.

Morelos didn’t get a look in after a decent but unspectacular haul of 17 goals and truth be told, his form has been patchy for quite a long time now.

When he’s on it, he can be unplayable, though, and after training alongside him on a daily basis for several years, Halliday is better placed than most to judge how his ability compares to most of the others in the Rangers squad.

El Bufalo‘s hold-up play was still good at the weekend, he just needs to get on a run in front of goal and when he does, Rangers will kick on both in the Premiership and in Europe.

In other news, Rangers’ opponents Brondby have been dealt multiple blows ahead of Thursday’s Europa League fixture at Ibrox.

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