Murray Davidson opens up on failed Rangers transfer, discusses O'Halloran's Ibrox move

Murray Davidson says he doesn't know whether Michael O'Halloran will join Rangers.

St. Johnstone midfielder Murray Davidson has told The Scottish Sun that he isn't sure whether team-mate Michael O'Halloran will join Rangers - and opened up on his own failed move to Ibrox.

27-year-old midfielder Davidson joined St. Johnstone from Livingston in 2009, and has racked up almost 200 appearances for the club - including playing for the club in the 0-0 draw against Hamilton on Saturday.

One player who didn't play in that game though was forward O'Halloran, who was left out of the side by manager Tommy Wright amid speculation surrounding a move to Rangers.

The Scottish Sun reported this weekend that 25-year-old forward O'Halloran is close to joining Rangers, after the Gers had two bids rejected for the former Celtic youngster, as stated by BBC Sport last week.

His omission from the St. Johnstone team on Saturday has only strengthened the rumours that he will be making the move to Ibrox this week, and team-mate Davidson has now had his say.

Speaking to The Scottish Sun after the game against Hamilton, Davidson says he isn't sure whether O'Halloran will be making the move to Glasgow, and stated that the speculation surrounding his future may eventually start getting to the forward.

Davidson also revealed that Rangers wanted to sign him a number of years ago, but the deal fell through over valuations - and says he was fine to continue playing at the time, but isn't sure if O'Halloran will be able to do the same right now.

"I don’t know what’s going on with Michael. We just turned up and found out that he wasn’t in the team," said Davidson. "I honestly couldn’t tell you whether he’s going to stay or not. I just don’t know."

"Rangers placed a bid for me a few years ago when Derek McInnes was manager here. The bid went in on the Friday and we were due to play Rangers the next day. Derek phoned me on the Friday night and asked me if I wanted to play. I said I was more than happy to play until such times as a bid was accepted, which never happened. I don’t know about Mikey, but the football was fine for me. On the pitch wasn’t a problem. It was more away from football."

"With your friends, your family, walking down the street and having people always asking you what’s going on, that was the difficult thing. Whether Mikey’s head has been turned only he will know. I know there has been a lot written about him over the past week. He’s only human. At some stage, all the speculation will probably start to affect him," he added.

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