Jim Duffy discusses Rangers' spending, gives verdict on O'Halloran's possible Ibrox move

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Morton manager Jim Duffy has hailed Ranger's attacking options - and believes Michael O'Halloran would only improve them.

Greenock Morton manager Jim Duffy has told The Scottish Sun that Rangers' attack will be even more dangerous with Michael O'Halloran in their side.

Morton have faced Rangers twice so far this season, and whilst they lost 4-0 at home first time around, they then recorded an impressive 2-2 draw at Ibrox back in December.

On Monday, the two teams meet again in the Scottish Championship, with Rangers looking to notch another win as they bid for promotion to the Premiership.

Rangers already sit five points clear at the top of the table, and could even have a dangerous new signing in their squad for the trip to Morton next week.

Gers boss Mark Warburton is strongly pursuing St. Johnstone forward Michael O'Halloran, with Sky Sports reporting that a third bid is in the pipeline, having already had two offers rejected for the forward last week.

The 25-year-old, who hit ten goals last season, would be another huge addition to Rangers' front line, which already contains the likes of Martyn Waghorn, Kenny Miller and Barrie McKay.

Now, Morton boss Jim Duffy has told The Scottish Sun that Rangers' spending in the transfer market - along with title rivals Hibernian - have taken the race for top spot to another level, and thinks O'Halloran would be a major coup for the Ibrox club.

"Hibs and Rangers have been locked in a fascinating Championship battle this season," said Duffy. "But their January transfer dealings might just have taken the title race to another level. Mark Warburton is closing in on the signing of St Johnstone star Michael O’Halloran, a player who has lit up the Premiership this term."

"He was the main man when Saints dumped Rangers in the League Cup and he scored against my Morton team in the next round. I got a chance to see O’Halloran up close that night and he was a real threat. He was direct, quick and showed he can finish too."

"Given the outstanding form and performances of Martyn Waghorn this season, Gers have not exactly struggled in attack. But O’Halloran would add something extra to their frontline. He can play on either flank or through the middle. At 25, Rangers obviously feel he can improve even more and you would fancy him to shine at a club who have so much possession in every game. Add O’Halloran to Waghorn, Kenny Miller, Barrie McKay and Nicky Clark and that would be a very potent frontline for Warburton," he added.

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