Rangers ace O'Halloran shares his personal target for next season

Rangers' Michael O’Halloran (R) in action with St Mirren's Gary Irvine (L)

Rangers’ Michael O’Halloran joined the club during the January transfer window.

Rangers' Michael O'Halloran shoots

Rangers forward Michael O’Halloran has said that his personal aim next season is to establish himself as a first-team regular after struggling to break into the team following his move in January, Herald Scotland reports.

The former Scotland U21 international joined the Gers from St. Johnstone in January, but despite initial promise he only managed to make 10 appearances at Ibrox what with being cup-tied.

Rangers have made a number of signings this summer, expanding their squad to add experience and competition in key areas which now makes breaking in to the first-team that little more difficult.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton celebrates winning the Scottish Championship with the trophy

O’Halloran, however, believes more the influx of players is good for the team before adding that his personal aim for the campaign to become a regular starter for Mark Warburton’s side.

"We have a good squad and we've brought in good players which makes for good competition. But I want to play every week and I am going to work my hardest to show the gaffer what I can bring to the side,” he told Herald Scotland.

“I'm going to try my best to do that. As a footballer that's what you want. You want to be starting every week. I think it's healthy we have a good squad and everyone is fighting for shirts.”

Rangers' Michael O’Halloran (R) in action with St Mirren's Kyle McAllister

The Scottish Premiership title contenders start their campaign with a trip to Motherwell next weekend in the Betfred Cup, a game they will be hoping to win as they look to embark on another run towards possible silverware.

O’Halloran has plenty of competition for places upfront at Rangers, but his versatility could play in his favour as he can play either side of a centre-forward or even deeper as a potential number 10 playmaker.

Rangers' Michael O’Halloran (R) in action with St Mirren's Gary Irvine

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