Charlie Miller advises next Rangers manager to give Michael O'Halloran new position

Rangers fans arrive prior to the UEFA Europa League first qualifying round match between Rangers and Progres Niederkorn at the Ibrox Stadium on June 29, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Should Rangers' next manager genuinely consider starting Michael O'Halloran in a different role?

Michael O'Halloran of Rangers  during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hamilton Academical at Ibrox Stadium on August 6, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Whoever takes the reigns at Ibrox will not be thanking his managerial predecessor for getting rid of one of Rangers’ most gifted attacking players.

Pedro Caixinha made it brutally clear that he did not think Michael O’Halloran was at the level required when farming the out-of-favour winger to St Johnstone on loan in the summer transfer window.

O’Halloran, however, proved an emphatic point to Caixinha in the first few weeks of the season. Scoring five goals in his first six games back at his former club, the 26-year-old was named Scotland’s Player of the Month for August.

Pedro Caixinha, Manager of Rangers looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 23, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Though, with his loan deal coming to an end in January, O’Halloran may just be given the chance to revive his Rangers career with Caixinha ushered out the door three weeks ago.

And, according to former Rangers midfielder Charlie Miller, the natural wide-man could be an option to the club’s new manager in a rather different role.

Unlocking potential

“Any new Rangers manager coming in would have to realise that O’Halloran is not a winger,” Miller, who won four league titles at Ibrox in the 90s, told the Daily Record.

Michael O'Halloran of St Johnstone in action during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Heart of Midlothian FC and St Johnstone FC at Tynecastle Stadium on August 2, 2015 in...

“He’s at his most effective and best when playing straight through the middle as a striker. I just don’t think O’Halloran is a winger. He is more direct when he’s facing the middle of the goal as he can beat players when he is squared up one on one with them.”

Alfredo Morelos’ goals have dried up recently while some have already written off Eduardo Herrera after the Mexican hit the net just two times in 12 games.

O’Halloran could therefore add some welcome depth in attack, where his sizzling pace and sharp finishing could come in handy. If his goals return at St Johnstone is anything to go by, Miller may have a point.

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