Rangers transfer news: Tommy Wright gives Michael O’Halloran update

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Rangers are not closer to signing Michael O’Halloran of St Johnstone.

Speaking to the Daily Record, St Johnstone boss Tommy Wright has suggested that Rangers are not closer to signing Michael O’Halloran, as he is set to feature for his current club this coming weekend.

Speaking ahead of St Johnstone’s League Cup semi-final on Saturday, Wright said: “I already know my team and with the injuries I’ve got it’s a plan A, plan B and plan C. But Mikey [O’Halloran] will play, he’s in all three teams. It probably isn’t ideal that the game is so close [to the end of the transfer window] and I know my chairman thinks that.”

Rangers have been tracking O’Halloran for much of the month of January, hoping to bring him to Ibrox to ease their passage to promotion.

Mark Warburton is said to be a big fan of the 25-year-old attacker, who has scored five goals and registered 11 assists in 25 games this term, and is pleased with the versatility O’Halloran can bring to his side.

Able to play upfront or on either wing, O’Halloran would be a fantastic purchase for the Gers, but Wright is confident that no deal will be confirmed before the end of this week.

Wright has included O’Halloran in his plans for this weekend's fixture in the League Cup, and does not sound keen to lose him before the game is played.

Despite this, Rangers are reportedly closing in on a deal to sign O’Halloran, with the Daily Mail claiming personal terms have been agreed, although a fee has not yet been reached between the two clubs.

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