RANGERS attacker Michael O’Halloran was a second half substitute for the Gers and looked sharp during his time on the pitch

O’Halloran came on to replace Kenny Miller at halftime and had a hand in setting up Josh Windass with his debut goal after some excellent work bursting down the right.

The Gers winger was happy with the display from the Light Blues and felt that they performed well on the night at the MUSC Health Stadium.

Speaking to RangersTV after the match, O’Halloran said: “It was good, it’s all about fitness and we’ve been here for a week and a half now training and it’s been good to finish that with a win.

“I think it was a good performance, it’s obviously only our first game and we’ve been working on things all week and we took that into tonight.

“Obviously we’re disappointed to lose that goal, but I think we scored two really good goals and we’re all pleased with the week and a half.

“I think the plan was for everyone to get forty-five minutes and obviously some boys played the full ninety.

“It was good to get a run out after a two week holiday and our first game back, so we were itching to go.”

The Gers rounded up their ten day training spell in Charleston, South Carolina with the match against Battery last night after lighting had delayed kick off. O’Halloran feels that to get the win after all the hard work that the players have been putting in is a great way to end their time in the States.

He continued: “We’ve been doing a lot of training and working hard, so it was good to get a game under our belts.

“It’s all been about getting our fitness and you have got to enjoy the game, we had a lot of the ball and that was the plan, to make sure we weren’t doing a lot of running around.”

The former St Johnstone winger joined the club in the January transfer window last season and he’s looking to continue to develop as a footballer at the Gers, willing to continue to learn from the manager.

He said: “As long as I am playing, wherever the gaffer wants to play me, I’ll be happy to play my part and hopefully I can kick on now. Motherwell is the first game, so we are all just looking forward to that.

“That’s what we want, we want to get back to playing competitive games and to get started.

“Obviously we have a hectic schedule with the new League Cup format, but that’s what you want as a footballer, you want games coming thick and fast and we just need to make sure that we are ready for when they come around.

“Motherwell are a good side and they’ve done well, as they were in the top six last season. The have experience and a good squad and they’ve done well in recent years.

“However it’s all about us and we’ll go there with the same mindset as we do when we go to play anybody, our focus is solely on ourselves.”


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