MICHAEL O’HALLORAN reckons Rangers didn’t do enough in the second half of tonight’s game against St Johnstone as they were held 1-1 at Ibrox.
After going down to an early Blair Alston strike, the Light Blues leveled eight minutes before half time through Joe Garner, but the period after the interval was one of disappointment for O’Halloran as Gers couldn’t find a winner.
Speaking after the match to RangersTV.tv, O’Halloran explained: “I thought that we were good in the first half, but on our part, we lost what was a sloppy goal, and we have put ourselves under pressure to get back in it. We got the goal which was a great finish from Joe [Garner] – he led the line well and he puts himself about which sets the tone for the rest of the team. Joe is a finisher, and being a winger, I know he is going to get into the box and it’s nice if you know you put it in he is going to get in about it.
“But in the second half we dropped off, and that was disappointing.
“Their goal was a shock as we were pushing early on. They got a lift which wasn’t great for us, and it took us a but of time to get back into it. We were dominant for most of the first half though, and, as I say, we dropped off in the second half. We’ve spoken about it, we’ll analyse it tomorrow and we’ll move on ahead of Saturday.”
This was O’Halloran’s first Premiership start for Rangers, and he hopes it is the first of many, continuing: “It has been a long time since I played a league game, and I was just happy to get out there, although it was a bit odd facing my old team. I enjoyed playing and being on the pitch, although I didn’t enjoy the result.
“I’ve been working hard every day and it is up to the manager now as he picks the team. I can only do what I can do and hopefully he picks me.”
Rangers now move on to face Kilmarnock on Saturday as they attempt to overcome the disappointment of both tonight and the Celtic game on Sunday.
O’Halloran added: “They [Kilmarnock] are doing well just now. We drew down there the last time and I felt we should have won there as well, but we are looking to push on again, forget about tonight and Sunday, and get the three points.”