O'Halloran rejects suggestions Rangers are faltering in their chase for promotion

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The Scottish Championship leaders missed the chance to seal promotion on Saturday, but have the chance to complete the job tonight at home to Dumbarton.

Rangers star Michael O'Halloran netted in their 3-3 draw with Raith Rovers on Saturday, and the striker has responded to suggestions that his club are limping over the line, telling STV Sport he is pleased with their performances:

"I think we've still been playing good football and scoring a lot of goals. We're still playing the same football we've been playing all season, it's been entertaining so we're far from limping over the line. We've got five games to spare and a chance to go and win the title."

However, he did go on to bemoan the fact that his side are leaking goals with regularity, but refused to blame the Rangers defenders:

"Obviously we've not been happy with the goals we've been conceding but we've spoken about that. When we've not got the ball everybody is a defender, the strikers included. It's something we've looked at as a team, how we can be more resolute and more difficult to beat. Sometimes we're too expansive."

O'Halloran, 25, began his youth career with Rangers' fierce rivals - Celtic, and is one of the few players to cross the divide, albeit not directly.

The former St Johnstone man has scored three goals for his club since his move to Ibrox in February.

He has played an important role in their charge towards promotion to the Scottish Premiership, scoring a late equaliser in his second game for the club in a 1-1 draw at Alloa.

Rangers host Dumbarton tonight, where a win will seal their promotion to the Premiership.

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