Rangers: Andy Halliday discusses the club’s defence

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Former Rangers player Halliday has recently discussed the Gers’ solid defensive line so far this season.

In their five games since the return of the Scottish Premiership season, Steven Gerrard’s outfit has kept five clean sheets and bagged nine goals (per BBC).

In fact, the Ibrox club is the only side in the Scottish Premiership to have avoided conceding a goal so far this season (per BBC).

Summer arrival Jon McLaughlin has featured for four of the matches and in the other one (per Transfermarkt).

So, in the latest episode of the Open Goal podcast, Halliday made an appearance and discussed Rangers’ defensive line.

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He said: “The biggest compliment I can give Rangers for now is, you [Simon Ferry] could have played in goal for the first four games.

“Defensively, they’ve been solid. They’ve not conceded a goal but they’ve not really looked like conceding a goal.

“See, the first half [against Kilmarnock] I didn’t think it worked in the first half because I don’t think [Cedric] Itten was playing close enough to the boy Kemar Roofe.

“I think Rangers played too slow which I think is similar to what the [Livingston] game was.”

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can be seen in what the former Rangers man had to say, praising the Gers’ defence is the “biggest compliment” he can give his former side “for now”.

Is Halliday being a little faint in his praise?

Yes, we've been class so far

Yes, we've been class so far

No, we need to improve

No, we need to improve

However, with Gerrard’s outfit having scored more than any other side in the league, whilst also sitting top of the table (per BBC), evidently, there is more to praise Rangers for than their solid defence.

Perhaps the fact that the Ibrox outfit has completed by far the most dribbles per game in the league with 12.2 and also comfortably has the best average ratings across the squad with 7.07/10 (per WhoScored).

So, perhaps Halliday is being slightly too faint with his praise of the side.

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