ANDY HALLIDAY was delighted to get a second-half run-out in today’s 4-0 win over Dundee.
The midfielder put in an impressive performance as he made his ninth appearance of the season, replacing Greg Docherty who was ill in the 62nd minute.
Halliday’s last appearance in a Rangers jersey was in the Scottish Cup when Falkirk travelled to Ibrox on March 4, so he was understandably pleased to get a taste of the action this afternoon.
He said: “I’m just happy to play games, happy to get minutes.
“Obviously my fitness is a bit questionable just now as I’ve not played a lot of football this year, so it’s been disappointing for me maybe not to come on and contribute in the last few weeks.
I was very thankful I got a chance to do it today and thankfully I got a good 30 minutes under my belt.”
Halliday was impressed with his side’s overall performance against a hard-working Dundee side.
He said: “I think patches of the performance were a lot better but the most important thing was the result and to get back to winning ways after some disappointing results recently.
“I thought towards the end we started to show the football this team is capable of and we managed to get four good goals. We were also happy with the clean sheet.
“I was impressed with [Dundee]. I thought they kept the ball really well and you can see that Neil McCann has got them playing a certain style of football and I thought they implemented that in the game really well in stages.
It was difficult for us to break them down but once we got the first goal it settled the nerves a wee bit and I think in the second half, when the spaces started to get bigger, we started to control the game.
“I was delighted for Kenny [Miller]; he’s had a frustrating time since he has come back from injury.
“To obviously get back in the team is great for him and he’s reaped the rewards today by putting in a good performance and getting a goal to get us off to a start.”
Andy believes today’s 4-0 win will have been a massive boost for goalscorers Kenny Miller, Alfredo Morelos, Jamie Murphy and Daniel Candeias.
He added: “They are attackers and they thrive off confidence.
“Today will certainly do their confidence plenty of favours as they managed to get some assists and goals between them.
I thought Daniel was excellent in the second half with his ball in for Alfredo’s goal was a striker’s dream, and he capped it off with a great goal.
“But credit to Dozza for that goal. It’s something that we talk about a lot and you see Barcelona do it all the time.
“If your teammate’s in a better position to score you give him the ball and it was different class to see that from Dozza.”