Barry Ferguson has been singing the praises of Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday in The Daily Record.
Halliday joined Rangers in the summer of 2015 after leaving English club Bradford City. The 24-year-old midfielder has been playing well for the Gers this season and has established himself as an important player for Mark Warburton’s side.
Former Rangers midfielder Ferguson worked with Halliday at Blackpool, and he has spoken highly of him.
While claiming that Halliday “is the real deal” in The Daily Record, the former Scotland international wrote: “I’ve been saying for ages he can play. He was with me at Blackpool and it was obvious he was a top-class pro.
“He’s settled in at Rangers exactly as I expected him to and his love for the club helps. But that can only take you so far, there are hundreds of thousands of Rangers fans who would give anything to pull on the jersey, but if they don’t have the ability they wouldn’t make it.
“Halliday has the ability and mentality to handle it. He’s another who can be there for a long time and will be a huge asset when the club returns to the top league.”
Rangers are going strong at the moment and are on course to winning the Scottish Championship title. The Glasgow outfit are currently at the top of the league table with 47 points from 49 matches, three points clear of second-placed Falkirk with a game in hand.
Warburton’s side will take on Cowdenbeath at Ibrox in Glasgow in the fourth round of the Scottish Cup on Sunday afternoon. Rangers will return to Scottish Championship action next weekend when they take on Livingston at home.