John MacDonald discusses Rangers signing Michael O'Halloran

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Rangers are trying to sign Michael O’Halloran of St Johnstone.

Rangers are hoping to sign Michael O’Halloran this month, and former Gers striker John MacDonald has told the Evening Times that he is a perfect player for Mark Warburton in both the short-term and long-term.

MacDonald said: “Mark looks to go for quick and skilful players and, having watched a lot of them this season, the pace in the team is phenomenal. They can break quickly, they get at teams all the time and that is the way that Mark wants to play. He wants to play attacking football and you need quality forwards to do that. So bringing O’Halloran in would certainly be a good move for Rangers. He could fit right into the team and it should certainly benefit the team this year and certainly next year.”

MacDonald believes that O’Halloran will fit right into Warburton’s team this season, as long as the striker can be signed this month.

He is confident that the attacker, who is able to play on both wings as well as upfront, possess all the traits needed to suit Warburton’s style of play.

Warburton has made it his priority to play attacking football, meaning that offensive players are always going to benefit, and O’Halloran has shown his threats this season in a less attacking team.

The 25-year-old has the versatility to feature in all three attacking positions of Warburton’s 4-3-3, and it looks to be a perfect fit for both the player and the club.

The Daily Record has reported that Rangers have submitted two offers for O’Halloran, although the report indicates that no third bid has yet been put to St Johnstone from Warburton’s team.

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