Rangers boss Warburton claims pre-season will be big for Michael O'Halloran

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Rangers boss Mark Warburton has praised forward Michael O'Halloran.

Rangers boss Mark Warburton has been quoted by The Scottish Sun as saying that pre-season will be huge for January signing Michael O'Halloran.

The Gers beat Queen of the South 4-3 on Saturday afternoon to go 14 points clear at the top of the Scottish Championship, meaning they are now another step closer to promotion.

One of the goalscorers at Ibrox on Saturday was forward Michael O'Halloran, who scored his first home goal since his January move from St. Johnstone.

The 25-year-old has now scored twice in his eight appearances for Rangers, as he starts to show just why Gers boss Mark Warburton was so keen to sign him in January.

With pace, an eye for goal and versatility to play out wide or up front, O'Halloran has already become an important attacking weapon for Rangers - but his manager Warburton is still looking for more.

Warburton has been quoted by The Scottish Sun as saying that pre-season will be huge for O'Halloran as he continues to learn how Rangers play, and build on his partnership down the right hand side with full back James Tavernier.

Warburton also praised O'Halloran for his goal against Queen of the South, noting how he stayed wide and was therefore in the right place to score his goal and set Rangers on their way to victory.

"It’s about maintaining width," said O'Halloran. "He could have gone in too early, in which case that ball would have past him and the defender. But he maintained his width, his timing was good, first touch excellent and he calmly put the ball away."

"So delighted for Michael but as I say he’s learning about how we play. We have a lot more of the ball, he has a marauding right-back in Tav behind him who wants to get forward as well. So their partnership will blossom undoubtedly and also pre-season will be big for Michael," he added.

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