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Former Ibrox target Conor Hourihane says he hates Rangers

Rangers fans pour out of the stand onto the pitch as Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish...

The 26-year-old was a target of Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers last year.

Rangers fans pour out of the stand onto the pitch as Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish...

The Daily Mail reported back in April 2016 that then-Barnsley star Conor Hourihane was being lined up by Rangers.

The report claimed that Rangers - who had just won promotion back to the Scottish Premiership - wanted to bring the Irishman North of the border when Mark Warburton was in charge of the Ibrox club.

Hourihane's Celtic allegiances were out there at the time due to previous tweets about the Hoops, but recent comments from the Aston Villa midfielder suggest that such a move was never going to materialise.

Andrew Halliday of Rangers celebrates with the fans after winning the penalty shoot out during the Scottish Cup Semi Final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016 in...

The 26-year-old took part in a Unibet video where he was hooked up to an electric shock lie detector and, when asked if there was a team that he secretly hated, Hourihane answered: "Yes......Rangers."

The device - which may or may not be as reliable as a real lie detector - indicated that he was indeed telling the truth nevertheless.

Conor Hourihane of Aston Villa salutes the travelling fans at the end of the Carabao Cup First Round match between Colchester United and Aston Villa at Colchester Community Stadium on...

If this season is anything to go by then he would've been a cracking signing for the Gers.

Hourihane has been one of the best players in the Championship this season and has five goals in 10 league appearances for the West Midlands club.

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