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Glasgow Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday admits he felt Pedro Caixinha's exit would help him

Andy Halliday of Rangers is tackled by Carl McHugh of Motherwell during the Scottish League Cup First Round Group Stage match between Motherwell FC and Rangers FC at Fir Park on July 16,...

Glasgow Rangers boss Graeme Murty appears to be giving a second chance to Andy Halliday at Ibrox.

Andy Halliday of Rangers is tackled by Carl McHugh of Motherwell during the Scottish League Cup First Round Group Stage match between Motherwell FC and Rangers FC at Fir Park on July 16,...

Andy Halliday has told the Daily Record that he always hoped that he would get a chance back at Glasgow Rangers once Pedro Caixinha was dismissed.

Halliday was deemed surplus to requirements at Ibrox by Caixinha, but he has been handed a second chance by Graeme Murty.

Halliday has returned to the Rangers’ first-team fold recently, after a loan spell in Azerbaijan.

Andy Halliday of Rangers in action during the Scottish League Cup First Round Group Stage match between Motherwell FC and Rangers FC at Fir Park on July 16, 2016 in Motherwell, Scotland.

The central midfielder did not have the best of times at Gabala, and has now returned to Rangers with a point to prove.

And he said: “Certainly, when I saw Pedro had left, I was hoping there would be a chance to come back.

“Thankfully I got the call from Mark Allen and I have the opportunity to do it.

“I had spoken to the gaffer, wishing him all the best when he first got the job.

“He has given me another chance and I’m grateful for that. It’s up to me now to repay him.”

Andy Halliday of Rangers in action during a pre-season friendly between Rangers FC and Burnley FC at Ibrox Stadium on July 30, 2016 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Halliday played for Rangers in their Florida Cup match against Atletico Mineiro yesterday.

Rangers won the contest against their Brazilian opponents 1-0, with Josh Windass getting on the scoresheet.

Halliday could get more game time this week, as Rangers have another friendly against Corinthians scheduled.

When Rangers return to competitive action, they will take on Fraserburgh in a Scottish Cup clash which they will be heavy favourites to win.

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