ANDY Halliday insists Rangers’ recent lack of goals is nothing to worry about, and he pointed to various successful teams in the past who have had dips in form.
Having scored 15 goals in the first three games of 2016, just four goals in the next four games have followed, although no major damage has been done with three league wins and a Scottish Cup draw have followed.
Halliday explained: “When you look at teams of old – Rangers teams of old and teams that have won the Premiership – the likes of Man United and Chelsea, you all win ugly and it always seems to be this time of year when you start to play a lot of games and you maybe pick up a few niggling injuries and the pitches are pretty heavy.
“Maybe it’s just an accumulation of things that maybe have led to us not putting in performances that aren’t maybe just as good as what we’ve been used to this year.
“The main thing though is results. If you look at Raith, in the first half I thought we played really well – probably the best half of football we’ve played for a few weeks, and the only thing it lacked was probably the number of goals that we had been scoring in the previous weeks of the season.
“We were lucky to get one just before half time, and that’s obviously a good time to score, and then we managed to see it out after that.”
Halliday missed the 1-0 win over Falkirk following his controversial red card in the win over Morton, and his usual berth in holding midfield has since been occupied by Dominic Ball.
Halliday’s return to the team has seen him moved further forward in midfield, a role he admits to be enjoying.
He added: “My stance doesn’t change, I’m just happy if I’m playing football for Rangers, and whether that is holding midfield or further forward, I’m not too fussed.
“What I will say is that Dom Ball has come in and done really well. You have got to preach that within your players – you train well, you play well and you keep the jersey, it’s as simple as that and Dom deserves to keep the jersey.
“I have no qualms about that and I am happy to be further forward. I’ve said since the start of the season I think I have goals in my game and I managed to grab one against Raith and I was disappointed not to get on the scoresheet against Kilmarnock last weekend, but like I said, if that’s the position I play between now and the end of the season then I need to stake my claim to keep the shirt.”