St. Johnstone manager Callum Davidson has blasted Rangers flop Michael O’Halloran after his red card for the Saints in last nights 3-0 defeat by the Gers – and insists the winger should know better after being booked twice in the space of a few minutes – the second for a potential leg-breaker on Borna Barisic.

O’Halloran came off the bench late on in the McDiarmid Park clash but lasted a remarkable six minutes before seeing red for a series of fouls and his manager had “no complaints” over the decision to send him off.

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O’Halloran is dismissed by Nick Walsh (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Davidson confessed that it didn’t hurt his side last night but will in their next game as he echoed Rangers fans feelings and lambasted O’Halloran.

“Michael has said sorry but it has happened,” Davidson said [STV].

“I had no complaints whatsoever. Michael is an experienced player and he was already booked and I am really disappointed.

“He has to earn my trust to play again. Would you say it was over exuberance, he is nearly 30 and he knows what you need to do in the game and if you have been booked then don’t give the referee the opportunity to give you another one.

“This isn’t the game where it costs us, it will be the next one which is important with the group of players we have.”

The Gers romped to a comfortable win over the Perth side as Kemar Roofe, Glen Kamara and Ianis Hagi fired the Gers to three points and maintained their lead at the top of the table.

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O’Halloran has words with Steven Gerrard as he makes his way off the pitch (Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Steven Gerrard’s side now turn their attention to the Boxing Day clash with Hibs and the chance to extend their eleven-game winning run in the Premiership.

Hibs are one of only two sides to take points off Rangers this season, Ross’ team earning a 2-2 draw against the Gers back in September.

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