Andy Halliday reacts to captaining Rangers

Andy Halliday celebrates with Kenny Miller after scoring the second goal for Rangers

The midfielder was named as captain in the 5-0 win over Queen of the South.

Andy Halliday celebrates with Kenny Miller after scoring the second goal for Rangers

Andy Halliday has told the club’s official website that it is a phenomenal achievement for him to captain Rangers.

The midfielder was named as the captain for the side that took on Queen of the South on Tuesday evening in the absence of Lee Wallace.

It proved to be a happy occasion for him as he bagged his side’s second goal in the eventual 5-0 victory.

The result saw them progress to the semi-final of the Betfred Cup and more importantly bounce back from a disappointing couple of weeks for the Gers.

Rangers' Lee Wallace

And Halliday has reacted to his first time wearing the captain’s armband.

“It is certainly one of the proudest moments of my career to captain this great football club,” he told the club’s official website.

“There have been many great football players who have captained this legendary club and to be added to that list – albeit one game – it’s a phenomenal achievement for myself, and most importantly it was a 5-0 win for us.”

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

Rangers will now be hoping that this victory can help them return to winning ways in the league.

The Gers are currently fifth in the league with nine points from their first six games, four points behind leaders Celtic.

Brendan Rodgers' side can increase that to seven points should they win their game in hand, though, and Rangers will need to start picking up wins quickly to ensure the gap does not increase beyond that.

Rangers manager Mark Warburton

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