Halliday happy with no holiday

Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday is happy to be playing this weekend when other Premiership rivals are having a rest.

Rangers take on Linfield in Belfast on Saturday in a testimonial match for Jamie Mulgrew.

The Windsor Park clash gives Mark Warburton the chance to reintroduce Martyn Waghorn following his hamstring injury ahead of the September 10 derby at Celtic Park.

And Halliday wanted a match quickly after Rangers were held to a 1-1 draw by Kilmarnock in their previous league game.

“Sometimes the hardest thing as a footballer is wanting the next game to come along quickly when you haven’t picked up the three points in your previous game,” he told his club’s website.

“Albeit this isn’t a competitive game, but you still want that game to keep the legs going and keep the confidence and the match sharpness going.

“It’s certainly a good move by the football club, and there certainly aren’t many other clubs we’d rather pick for a friendly as Rangers have had a great affiliation with Linfield over the years, and it’s a friendly that hasn’t taken place over the last few years.”

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