Former Rangers star strikes deal with Scottish Premiership rivals
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Former Rangers star strikes deal with Scottish Premiership rivals

Former Rangers star and boyhood bluenose Andy Halliday has signed a new deal with Hearts which will tie him to the club until 2024.

The 30-year-old midfielder, who can also play at left-back, was in the final six months of his current deal at Tynecastle and the new deal will take him to his 32nd birthday in Maroon.

Still a popular figure amongst Rangers fans, Gers supporters will be delighted to see Andy Halliday secure a Premiership deal, even if it is with divisional rivals Hearts.

Praised as a utility man by the Hearts website, Andy Halliday is delighted to re-sign on Gorgie and wants to take the current 3rd place side to the next level.

“I’m delighted to get this done,” said Andy Halliday [Hearts].
 
“This has been at the back of my mind for a few weeks now. We started talking about it in January and I’ve got to commend the manager – we had honest conversations about it from the off.
 
“This is a club I wanted to stay at, and I want to build on the ambition talked about when I first joined Hearts. This is a team with plenty of that and it matches my own as a player. We’ve got a couple more steps to go and I’m excited to be on that journey.
 
“I’m one of only a few players aged over 30, and I know what my role has to be for this team. I want to help and guide the young players because they’re Hearts’ future.
 
“I really believe this club as a whole has a bright future ahead. We’ve had some plaudits this year but I believe we’ve got the quality to go even further.”

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Halliday joined Hearts in 2020 following the Tynecastle side’s controversial relegation to the Scottish Championship and his release from Rangers.

Joining in 2015 under Mark Warburton, Andy Halliday lived the dream and played with Rangers for five seasons, making 152 appearances for the club, scoring 18 goals and laying on 13 assists.

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