Report: Rangers to enter talks with trialist Andy Halliday over permanent Ibrox move

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Rangers trialist Andy Halliday reportedly impressed boss Mark Warburton in a friendly match with Tottenham Hotspur.

According to a report in The Daily Mail, Rangers boss Mark Warburton wants to sign trialist Andy Halliday on a permanent basis following his impressive display in the recent friendly with Tottenham Hotspur.

The former Middlesbrough utility man became a free agent this summer, having been released by League One outfit Bradford City after just six months with the Yorkshire club.

Newly-appointed Rangers boss Warburton was quick to offer the 23-year-old a chance, inviting him to train with the club with the view of earning a permanent deal.

And now, following his impressive display during Rangers’ 3-2 defeat against a Spurs development team at White Hart Lane, contract talks will be scheduled in a bid to tie him down on a permanent basis.

“Rangers boss Mark Warburton wants to make Andy Halliday his fourth signing of the summer after the midfielder impressed in a closed-door match against Tottenham,” The Daily Mail reports.

What will Andy Halliday bring to the club?

The Glasgow-born star is predominantly a left midfielder, although his versatility means that Halliday is also capable of playing in the middle or at left-back, such is his ability to defend well.

His main forte is his defensive contribution, although he does have a particularly good shot in his locker and is also capable of providing good width and telling crosses into the box.

His biggest moment in his career to date is scoring Bradford's third goal during their shocking 4-2, come-from-behind FA Cup victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge last January.

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