26 Feb We all need to chip in with goals, says O’Halloran
Michael O’Halloran admits other Rangers players will have to chip in with the goals in the absence of Martyn Waghorn.
Waghorn has been in prolific form for the Light Blues with 28 goals this season but the striker suffered a knee injury in the Scottish Cup win over Kilmarnock at Rugby Park and is likely to be out for at least two months.
O’Halloran, who joined from St Johnstone in the transfer window, believes it’s now up to others in the team including himself to ensure the goals keep flowing.
“I have settled in and I feel a lot more comfortable, played two games and am enjoying it,” he said.
“The boys were chipping in with goals before, although obviously we are disappointed to lose Martyn, a real top player who scored a lot of goals for us.
“But we have a depth to the squad and there are boys there willing to step up and play their part.”
O’Halloran says playing with Rangers brings with it a different pressure than he was used to at the Saints but is relishing the challenge.
“Obviously it is a massive club with expectation.
“You go in to every game, you are expected to win which is what you want to do anyway. I have enjoyed it.
“It is a lot bigger club as well.
“Maybe at St Johnstone there are games which you are not expecting to win but at Rangers you are expected to win every game but it is a pressure as a footballer you like because you want to win every game.
“You see the way we play as a front three and we kind of interchange but I am happy to play anywhere across the front, I am happy to be in the team, I will play in goals if the manager wants me to.
“Just to be in the team is what I aim to do. I am easy.”
The winger says Hibs dropping points against Morton was a bonus. Rangers are eight points clear of Alan Stubbs’ side with only 11 games to go.
“Obviously I had a little glance at it and I suppose it is a bonus in a way but we are totally focused on ourselves and getting three points and winning games and that will take care of itself,” he said.
“We will just concentrate on ourselves.
“We are expected to win and if we keep winning we will progress and hopefully get promotion to the top league.”