Rangers forward Michael O’Halloran explains his frustration last season

St Johnstone's Michael O’Halloran celebrates scoring their third goal

Glasgow Rangers signed Michael O’Halloran in the January transfer window.

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

Rangers forward Michael O’Halloran has admitted to The Scottish Sun that he was frustrated with his position in the Gers’ team last season.

O’Halloran joined Scottish giants Rangers in the January transfer window after leaving St Johnstone.

The 25-year-old forward arrived at Ibrox with a strong reputation, but he failed to meet the high expectations.

The former Scotland Under-21 international has admitted that he was frustrated with lack of regular playing time for Mark Warburton’s team during the second half of the 2015-16 campaign.

O’Halloran, a former Bolton Wanderers prospect, has made it clear that he wants to establish himself in the Rangers starting lineup during the 2016-17 season.

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

“Last season I felt as though I was still settling into the squad after joining in January,” O’Halloran told The Scottish Sun. “It also didn’t help I was cup-tied and that meant I was in and out of the side.

“But now I’m getting a full pre-season under my belt. There are no distractions and I can focus fully on playing my part next season.

“The aim is to establish myself in the side, I want to start every game. I was a regular at St Johnstone and that’s what you want. You want to be starting every week.

“It was frustrating last season because in a lot of the big games I was watching from the sidelines.”

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

Rangers won the Scottish Championship title with ease last season and gained automatic promotion to the Scottish Premiership for the 2016-17 campaign.

The Gers will be aiming to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic for the league title during the 2016-17 campaign and have already started pre-season training.

Rangers have signed a number of players already in the summer transfer window, including midfielder Joey Barton and defender Clint Hill.

Rangers' Rob Kiernan (R) in action with St Johnstone's Michael O’HalloranRob Kiernan (R) in action with Michael O’Halloran

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