Former Rangers stars Andy Halliday and Jon Flanagan are still looking for new clubs, several months after their respective departures from Ibrox.

The players were two of six released by the club earlier this summer at the expiration of their contracts [Rangers.co.uk].

Since then, Wes Foderingham has signed for and settled in at Premier League club Sheffield United, while Jordan Rossiter joined EFL League One club, Fleetwood Town.

Jak Alnwick and Jason Holt stayed in Scotland, moving to St Mirren and Livingston respectively.

 

It hasn’t been quite so straightforward for Halliday and Flanagan, though, who are yet to find their next challenges.

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Andy Halliday celebrates with Jermain Defoe after the striker netted for Rangers against St Joseph’s in Europa League qualifying. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

Lifelong Rangers fan, Halliday, made an impressive 152 appearances across five years at the club following stints in England with Middlesbrough and Bradford City.

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At 28, he’s still got plenty of miles left in his legs and as he demonstrated at Ibrox, he’s capable of playing either in midfield or at full-back.

Flanagan had a more brief and less productive time at Ibrox after joining on a free in 2018, although he still made 39 appearances in two years and enjoyed two short-lived runs as first-choice left-back.

The defender broke into the Liverpool first team as a teenager but injuries have blighted his career and he often looked a yard off the pace at Rangers, dropping well down the pecking order by the time of his release.

Jon Flanagan clashes with Scott Brown during an Old Firm fixture at Ibrox in May 2019. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

The global health crisis has had an impact on the transfer market, though, and limbo periods were always likely for some players whose deals came to an end this summer.

With the start of the 2020/21 EFL season imminent, both Halliday and Flanagan may be hoping a club south of the border reaches out with an appealing offer in the coming weeks.

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