Bradford boss Phil Parkinson comments on Rangers target Andy Halliday

Rangers FC

Halliday has been linked with making the move to Rangers this summer.

Halliday spent some of his youth career with Rangers, and Phil Parkinson has told the Daily Record that he believes the Ibrox club will be signing a real star if he moves to the Gers this summer.

Parkinson, who coached Halliday at Bradford, said: “From reading Mark Warburton’s comments when he took over, he wants more running power and younger legs in his team. Andy would be a good acquisition in that respect. He is very capable physically and shows up well in the big matches. The biggest thing he has is his versatility. He can play in a number of positions, from the centre of midfield to both wide areas and left-back as well.”

These are certainly promising comments from Parkinson, who saw Halliday excel during his short spell with the League One club last season.

the 23-year-old signed a short-term deal with the club in January, and was one of the goalscorers in their shock 4-2 victory over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge in the FA Cup.

He left at the end of his deal to become a free transfer, as he is looking to take a step up in his career, and it has been reported by the Scotsman that Warburton has been impressed by the midfielder during a trial period he has spent with the club.

It is expected that he will sign a permanent contract at Ibrox in the coming days, and Parkinson has given Rangers fans a taste of what they can expect from their former youth product.

He has admitted that the player is physical and will not shy away from his responsibilities in big matches - something that will prove vital as a Rangers player.

His versatility is also important to the club, with Halliday being able to fill many roles if needed. Rather than signing many players specific to one position, Warburton will be signing one player who can do the job of many players - with impressive ability in all areas of the field.

Halliday could turn out to be a shrewd signing by Warburton, and Rangers should be doing all they can to tie him down on a permanent contract in the coming days.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch