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Graeme Murty to have talks with Glasgow Rangers' Andy Halliday

Rangers manager Graeme Murty during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Ranger at Celtic Park on December 30, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday was clearly not happy with Graeme Murty's decision to take him off.

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

Glasgow Rangers boss Graeme Murty has told the Daily Record that he totally understands Andy Halliday’s frustration at being taken off in the Old-Firm derby.

Halliday was selected to start for Rangers at Hampden Park, but paid the price for his side’s poor start.

The central midfielder was taken off before half-time, with Rangers 2-0 down in the contest.

Halliday was clearly unhappy at the decision, and Murty has admitted that he can appreciate why the 26-year-old was annoyed.

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.

“I wouldn’t have been happy. I completely understand his frustration but I was reacting to a situation in the game and I was looking at a different shape to the team” Murty said.

“Andy’s frustrated but I’ll see him in the week and have a chat and take things from there.

“It’s a frustration thing. If you deal with people in an emotional state, you get an emotional response.”

Stefan Johansen of Celtic holds off pressure from  Andrew Halliday of Rangers during the William Hill Scottish Cup semi final between Rangers and Celtic at Hampden Park on April 17, 2016...

Things went from bad to worse for Rangers, after Halliday was taken off.

In the second-half of the contest they had Ross McCrorie sent off, as they fell to a 4-0 defeat against the Bhoys.

Whether Halliday will be kept in Rangers’ starting line-up for their next match remains to be seen.

Murty’s future is also unclear, with Rangers potentially looking to appoint a new boss at the end of the season.

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