Halliday expecting Rangers to compete

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Rangers' Andy Halliday says he has never had as much belief in his team as they prepare to stop Celtic's dominance this season.

Rangers’ Andy Halliday says he has never had as much belief in his team as they prepare to stop Celtic’s dominance this season.

Halliday has been at Ibrox since 2015 and was part of the side that won promotion back to the Premiership under Mark Warburton.

He has since made 101 appearances for the Gers, scoring nine goals, as they try to bridge the gap between themselves and Celtic.

While Celtic have won three successive trebles, Rangers have failed to win a trophy since returning to the top flight.

Despite the apparent gulf in class, Halliday is adamant his club will compete for the title this season.

He told the Evening Times: ‘Celtic are still favourites for the title.

They won the league again last year and had a bit of a cushion.

‘But I can only speak from a Rangers player’s point of view and say it’s the most confident I’ve been going into a season.

We improved last year and, with the signings we’ve made so far, we’re already improving the squad.

‘I also know first hand that we’ve got the right man in the manager’s job and the right backroom staff to make a title challenge.

I can’t speak for Celtic because I’m not in their changing room every day.

‘We just have to concentrate on ourselves and try to bridge that points gap again from last season.’

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