Rangers new boy Andy Halliday suggests two reasons for the club's storming start

The midfielder has formed an integral part of Mark Warburton's new-look Rangers.

Summer signing Andy Halliday has given his take on why Rangers have got off to such a flyer this season, in an interview with STV Sport.

The Gers currently sit top of the Scottish Championship with five wins from five and have advanced to the third round of the League Cup and the quarter-final of the Challenge Cup, and the 23-year old puts the success down to hard graft on the training ground.

“He’s [Warburton] came in, he’s freshened the place up again and he has implemented his own style of play,” said the former Bradford man.

"There’s a lot of hard work that’s been put in to that. We were doing double sessions every day in pre-season… there have still been double sessions through the week, even though the season has started.”

Rangers have already shown signs of a clear footballing philosophy under Mark Warburton, and this can be attributed as much to work done off the training pitches as to the hard hours spent on it.

"And even though there’s been a lot of good we still do video analysis most days every week because there’s still some things we need to work on,” Halliday added.

Warburton’s approach has been one of strict discipline but fairness in giving each member of the squad a chance to impress, and the results have been there for all to see.

Despite the gruelling sessions and painstaking analysis, Halliday insists the players are fully behind the new gaffer:

"He’s a very hard worker. He’s laid a foundation that has let the boys go and express themselves and enjoy themselves

"We’ve bought in to what he’s trying to do and most importantly the fans have bought in to what we’re trying to do. It’s an exciting place to be just now."

Ibrox certainly has been an exciting venue so far this season and the feel-good factor around the club shows no signs of abating.

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