Rangers boss Mark Warburton jokingly suggests that Andy Halliday overdid his celebration once again following winner against Raith

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The midfielder was controversially sent off during the victory over Morton in January.

Mark Warburton has jokingly suggested that Andy Halliday's subdued celebration after scoring the winner in Rangers' victory over Raith went too far once again, The Scottish Sun reports.

The 24-year-old was sent off in controversial circumstances during the Light Blues' victory over Morton last month, as he received a second yellow card for raising his fist in celebration of Barrie McKay's goal (via The Scottish Sun). 

While the dismissal meant that he was suspended for the important Falkirk clash at the weekend, Rangers fans did not have to wait long to find out how the bizarre red card would impact on any potential celebrations he may partake in in the future, as he scored the only goal of the game against Raith just before the break.

And after watching Halliday and his teammates enjoy a few handshakes following the goal, Warburton issued a sarcastic response, suggesting that the midfielder had done enough to be reprimanded once again.

"Andy made that outrageous mistake of celebrating a goal again, so hopefully he'll get away with this one," he said, as reported by The Scottish Sun.

Warburton will be pleased that he is able to joke about the incident as it appears to have done little to dent the club's hopes of winning the Scottish Championship.

As frustrating as it would have been to see the former Middlesbrough man sent off - especially as they had no right to appeal due to his dismissal consisting of two yellow cards - Rangers managed to hold onto the victory against Morton, and followed that up with a win against promotion rivals, Falkirk. 

And with Halliday celebrating his return to the side with the winner, it appears that the controversial red card has done very little to derail their title bid, and may, in fact, have strengthened their desire to ensure that nothing stops them getting back to where they feel they should be.  

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