ANDY Halliday’s sending off against Morton was incredibly harsh according to Kenny Miller and the striker believes he will be an almighty miss for the Lights Blues.

The red card means Halliday will miss this weekend’s clash with third placed Falkirk at Ibrox, after playing 28 out of 29 games this season.

The midfielder was controversially dismissed for celebrating Gers second goal at Cappielow and as it was a second yellow the club will not be allowed to appeal the decision.

Miller said: “I could understand if there was any offensive gesture or if there was a real running towards the opposition fans but I don’t think that was the case in Andy’s situation.

“He is celebrating a goal, is he celebrating towards them? I think he is looking towards them but I don’t think he is doing anything offensive towards the Morton fans.”

“He is celebrating and obviously relived we’ve managed to get that second goal, it’s a harsh sending off and you can’t appeal two yellow cards.

“Andy will be a big miss, he has been an ever present this year, and he has been doing a great job for us.

“We are going to be missing a key player for a game now when he probably shouldn’t have been sent off.”

Gers opponents for Saturday dropped points against Livingston at the weekend, leaving the Bairns two points behind Hibs and seven behind Mark Warburton’s men.

After a tough win over Morton striker Miller stressed just how important the upcoming game is to the Light Blues title hopes.

The 35-year-old said: “Of course Falkirk is a big game, that’s 15 games we’ve got left and we’re looking to take maximum points from these last games.

“Falkirk are our next game now, we will do everything right between now and Saturday and hopefully in front of another great crowd at Ibrox we’ll go and put on a good performance and get the three points.”

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