WE are looking back on some of the features from our matchday programme and on RangersTV. Players from both past and present shared their top team and discussed the best players they featured alongside in their career.
On this occasion, Andy Halliday picks the best players he has played with.
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GK – Allan McGregor
This was hard, I’ve got to be honest. Greegsy is world-class and in my opinion, could have played for any team in the Premiership. It was hard because Jordan Pickford, while I was on loan at Bradford, was special and you knew he was going to go places. We were third in the league up until March or something like that and there were not many games to go. Sunderland then recalled him and we missed out on the play-off and finished seventh. A lot of that was down to Picks but Greegsy deserves to be in there and he’s my mate. You just turn around and you see some of the saves he’s pulled off. He has won us games on his own, especially in Europe. I think his performances in Europe were outstanding and he has every attribute you want in a goalkeeper.
CB – Jonathan Woodgate
He is the joint best, if not the best, player I’ve played with. He was unbelievable and you can see why he played at the top level and why he went to Real Madrid. He’s a top man as well, but in terms of attributes he was big, strong and very, very quick – a lot quicker than what you would think. If you go on YouTube you’ll see a clip when he played Arsenal at the Emirates and Thierry Henry ran him from the halfway line and Woody somehow kept up with him the full way. On the ball he was very good as well so all round he was outstanding and the best centre half I’ve played with by a long distance.
HM – Kevin Thomson
He was not as successful at Middlesbrough as he was during his Rangers spell but his attributes were there for everyone to see. All my midfielders have to be comfortable in possession and Thommo is definitely one of them and off the ball he will certainly leave one on somebody as well!
ST – Alfredo Morelos
Alfredo is in there for his performances, it’s as simple as that. I’ve played with top strikers but I don’t think anyone I’ve played with has been in the form that Alfredo has been. He’s been the best player in the league hands down and he’s scored a lot of league goals, but again I think his performances in Europe were exceptional. It’s not easy to lead the line yourself but it’s a lot more difficult in Europe against higher class opposition. For somebody his size he just continues to bully defenders. He’s a nut job but there are a few nut jobs in my team actually! But Alfredo is a good lad.
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The full feature originally featured in a Rangers Matchday programme.