Has Rangers forward Michael O'Halloran taken small step towards building bridge with Pedro Caixinha?

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You would be forgiven for thinking Michael O'Halloran's Glasgow Rangers career would be over this summer, but it appears that he could prolong his Ibrox stay.

Rangers manager Pedro Caixinha before the matchRangers manager Pedro Caixinha

After an uninspiring season at Ibrox, Rangers fans could have probably drawn up a long list of players who may have been allowed to leave, especially as this is Pedro Caixinha's first summer in charge at Ibrox. 

The name that probably would have topped many people's lists however, was that of Michael O'Halloran, after he reportedly failed to turn up for an under-20s game towards the end of the campaign (via BBC Sport) and did not play for the side again before the curtain was brought down on the season.

Rangers' Michael O'Halloran shootsRangers' Michael O'Halloran

While the incident in conjunction with Caixinha's major overhaul of the squad may have left some expecting his departure to be imminent, perhaps the 26-year-old's latest contribution for the Gers drops just the slightest hint that he may be able to build bridges with Caixinha.

O'Halloran scored in the club's pre-season friendly with Coleraine which saw the Light Blues win 5-0.

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

Of course, it is unlikely that O'Halloran scoring against a semi-professional side will see him dramatically move himself up the pecking order, and the fact that 22 Rangers players featured in the game arguably means that he may still be some way off getting anywhere near Caixinha's first-team as things stand.

But if O'Halloran can prove in the coming weeks that he is fully committed to buying into Caixinha's philosophy, and backs it up with a few more goals when he gets a chance, then perhaps it will prove premature to suggest that the forward's Rangers career is definitely over.

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