Andy Halliday targets the Rangers board for lack of transfer fees

Former Rangers ace Andy Halliday targeted a pop like his former team for failing to spend in the transfer market.

The Hearts star believes club Ibrox’s failures in the final windows were the key turning point that allowed Celtic to take a six-point lead in the Premiership.

Celtic signed Daizen Maeda, Reo Hatate, Yosuke Ideguchi and Matt O’Riley in January and only Ideguchi has so far failed to make an impact on Celtic’s Xi.

Rangers brought in James Sands, Aaron Ramsey, Amad Diallo and Mateusz Zukowski.

Halliday believes the recent deals between the two clubs show why the league table is where they are, as Rangers are increasingly likely to fail to defend their title.

He told Open Goal: “You’re looking forward to January when Rangers took that lead.

“The Celtic brought Hatate, Ideguchi, Maeda; They improved their squad, they improved their squad, they improved their starting eleven.

“The rangers who brought Diallo, who didn’t hit the ball, played a game.

“Ramsey has started three games and it is now April.

The Polish reserve right-back (Mateusz Zukowski) started a game and it was against Annan.

“And Sands, who barely played. So the Rangers added him to their roster.

“Celtic added four players who improved their starting 11. Since then, this swing has existed.

“So I think the criticism of the board, the criticism of the people making the hiring decisions and of course the staff and players will understand that too.

“I can’t remember the last time Rangers spent transfer fees.

“The rangers bought Kemar Roofe and Cedric Itten because they thought Alfredo Morelos was going to leave. They brought them instead.

But when Morelos is not playing, they are far from the same team. ”

Source: Herald Scotland