Andy Halliday

RANGERS signed Andy Halliday in July 2015 on a two-year deal, with an option for a third year.

The 23-year-old had been on trial with the club after his contract expired with Bradford City at the end of the 2014/15 season.

Halliday grew up just metres away from Ibrox and the midfielder was a member of the Rangers Academy until he was 15-years-old.

He then moved to Livingston, where he started his senior career and made over 30 appearances for the Lions.

The youngster then saw himself snapped up by Gordon Strachan at English Championship club Middlesbrough and he spent four years on Teeside.

During his time with Boro Halliday was loaned out to other English clubs, including Blackpool, where he was managed by former Rangers captain Barry Ferguson, and Walsall.

But it was Bradford who provided the next big step in his young career when he signed for the League One side permanently in the October of the 2014/15 season.

Halliday was instrumental in Bradford’s historic FA Cup win over Chelsea 4-2 in the FA Cup – he scored the third goal in a game that has been dubbed one of the biggest cup shocks of all time.

On his signing manager Mark Warburton commented: “Andy has done really well for us. At 23, he brings a good number of league appearances here for a young player, and he will add real quality to the squad.”

Eight years after he left the club as a teenager he made his competitive first-team debut against Hibernian in the Petrofac Cup and scored his first goal for the club on the same afternoon.

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