New Rangers signing Andy Halliday comments after completing emotional return to Ibrox

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New Rangers signing Andy Halliday has admitted his delight at completing his return to the club.

As seen above, Rangers have completed the signing of winger Andy Halliday on a free transfer, handing him a return to Ibrox.

The 23-year-old, who was released by Bradford City earlier this summer, has recently been on trial at Ibrox in a bid to win a contract under new manager Mark Warburton.

Now, the left sided player - who can play at full back and in midfield - has been rewarded with a two-year contract at Ibrox, almost ten years after leaving the club.

Halliday was on the books at Rangers as a teenager, before being released in 2006, with his career taking him on to spells with Livingston, Middlesbrough and Bradford City.

Halliday now makes his return to Rangers, and after completing his deal, the Scot admitted he and his family have grown up as Rangers fans - giving him a dream transfer.

"My whole family are mad Rangers fans, and I had a season ticket since I was four years old and had it for 15 or 16 years and followed the team everywhere," said Halliday. "It feels as if a fan has got the chance to play for Rangers, and it has always been my dream, so it will maybe not sink in until I walk out in front of 50,000 fans at Ibrox."

"I don’t think I was ever going to give up being honest, even if it went to the later stages of my career. It was always something I wanted to have on my CV – that I’d played for Rangers and thankfully the opportunity has come a lot earlier in my career."

"If the club is doing well and I am doing well, then it is a club I can see myself being at for a long time.” Hopefully it all goes well on the park but we have started to get the foundations to get this club back where it belongs and I am pretty sure it is going to happen in no time," he added.

How big a part will Halliday play next season?

A versatile player with experience in Scottish football, Halliday is likely to be a key member of the Rangers squad next season.

Halliday can provide cover for Lee Wallace at left back, whilst also offer an option on the left wing - vital for Rangers given their lack of options out wide last term.

The 23-year-old clearly has an undying passion for Rangers, and fans should take to that very quickly, if he can show it on a regular basis on the pitch.

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