Rangers man would play anywhere, says he can fill Martyn Waghorn's shoes

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Michael O'Halloran says he is happy to play in a more central role in attack if asked to do so by Mark Warburton.

Rangers winger Michael O'Halloran has told the club's website that he would play anywhere as long as he was in the team, and insists he is happy to fill Martyn Waghorn shoes in the central striker's position.

Waghorn is set to be out for up to two months after going off injured in the Scottish Cup win over Kilmarnock earlier this month and his absence is a huge blow for the Ibrox side, with the 26-year-old having scored more than twice as many goals this season than any other Gers player.

Warburton is considering options to replace Waghorn as the spearhead of his side's attack, and O'Halloran has thrown his name into the hat despite featuring exclusively as a winger for the club.

The January signing from St. Johnstone told the club's website: "You see the way we play as a front three and we interchange but I am happy to play anywhere across the front.

"I’m happy to be in the team wherever the manager puts me – I’d play in goals if that’s where he wanted me! I just want to be in the team and if the manager wants me to play there [centrally] then I will, I’m easy.

"Even before Martyn got injured the boys were all chipping in with goals and we’re really disappointed to lose him because he is a really top player. He has scored a lot of goals, but we know we have a bit of depth in the squad and there are boys there willing to step up."

O'Halloran scored 15 goals in 90 games for St. Johnstone before moving to Ibrox on the 1 February, and he netted once in his first three games for Warburton's side from a wide position.

Rangers are top of the Scottish Championship by eight points after Hibernian missed the chance to close the gap to five by suffering a damaging defeat to Morton on Wednesday night.

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