Rangers midfielder shares discussion with Ibrox great, comments on Old Firm abuse

Rangers Gates

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday says that he has spoken to Ibrox great Ian Durrant.

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has revealed to The Scottish Sun the advice he has received from Ian Durrant.

Durrant is one of the greatest players in Rangers history and was on the books of the Gers from 1984 to 1998.

Halliday, who joined the Gers in the summer of 2015, has revealed that he has asked the former Scotland international how to deal as a Rangers player off the pitch.

The former Livingston and Middlesbrough has revealed that he brushes off the abuse he gets from Celtic players on the streets of Glasgow.

“It was a conscious effort on my part to talk to these great former Rangers players and it has been great to have Ian Durrant about the place,” the 24-year-old midfielder told The Scottish Sun.

“I’ve asked him how to deal with being a Rangers player off the park, how to deal with social media, interviews — absolutely everything. Being an Old Firm player is a 24/7 lifestyle.

“You walk down the street and anyone can talk to you. Sometimes you get abuse but you just need to brush it aside.”

Rangers and Celtic will face each other in the semi-finals of the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park in Glasgow this weekend.

The Gers will be determined to get the better of their Old Firm rivals on Sunday afternoon and progress to the final of the prestigious club competition.

Mark Warburton’s side have won the Scottish Championship and the Scottish Challenge Cup this season.

Register for HITC Sport - Daily Dispatch