ANDY Halliday has described Rangers as “dynamic” after they cruised through the first qualifying round of the UEFA Europa League.
Rangers beat Gibraltar side St Joseph’s 10-0 on aggregate and the 27-year-old believes the Gers are showing all the right signs.
Halliday was part of the team who qualified for last season’s group stages and thinks they showed they belong in the competition.
Speaking to RangersTV he said: “ I think it was a hugely professional job; with all due respect this is a round we expect to go through.
“We treated St Joseph’s with the upmost respect, we said that last week and we ultimately produced a professional job.
“I think we had to take a lot of confidence in our European run last year. It was a campaign that we liked to show we belonged to be there, we put in a lot of impressive performances. But we had to go and do our job tonight.
“Ultimately we did that and I think we have built up some good momentum since we came back in pre-season.
“I think as a group of players we look a lot fitter, I think we have a lot more pace and we look very dynamic. I think that is 19 goals now and zero conceded since we came back so it is very positive.”
Alfredo Morelos got his 50th goal in a Rangers jersey, the first of his first European hat-trick and while Halliday was pleased for the Colombian he has been boosted by the fire power amongst the rest of the squad.
He continued: “I am proud of Buffalo; I think he has done very well. Last year he got a lot of credit and deservedly so with the amount of goals he scored.
“On the flipside I think I am starting to see a lot more natural goalscorer in the squad. A lot of times last year we were a bit too dependent on Alfredo to get a hat-trick every week.
“We have brought in a lot of attacking depth and I think the squad looks very healthy for competition.
“I am just happy with the win and clean sheet, I probably should have scored a couple. I don’t know if the second one was off-side but I’m not fussed.”