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Gers don't need January reinforcements, insists Halliday

By Andy Newport

Andy Halliday believes Mark Warburton should ignore the January sales - because his Rangers squad is already good enough to clinch second spot.

Ibrox boss Warburton is looking to add a couple of new faces next month and boost Gers' bid for Europe.

His former Brentford playmaker Jota has been linked with a move to Glasgow and Warburton says he is close to securing a couple of targets.

But after Rangers won three straight Ladbrokes Premiership games for the first time this season, midfielder Halliday believes the manager's current group is now on course to finish as runners-up to runaway leaders Celtic.

The 25-year-old admits it did not always look that way after the Light Blues made a stuttering start to the season.

However, consecutive wins over Aberdeen, Hearts and Hamilton have restored confidence to the ranks and Halliday is convinced that momentum can see Gers through to May.

He said: "I have been asked that question about January signings a lot and I think certainly with the squad just now we are good enough.

"There were questions raised on that point earlier this season - and deservedly so as we weren't playing well at that point - but I think we have shown over the last few weeks that we are good enough.

"But if the gaffer sees that we need one or two players to help us out, then brilliant. We are all going towards the same aim at the end of the season and if we can get the one or two in - or whatever it is we are trying to bring in - then great."

Despite the Light Blues' upturn in results, they still remain a massive 14 points adrift of the relentless Hoops.

Halliday's team-mate Barrie McKay raised eyebrows earlier this month when he declared Gers had not given up hope of reining in the undefeated Parkhead table-toppers.

But boyhood Rangers fan Halliday confessed the possibility of his colleagues snatching the title back is likely already gone, adding: "Such are the expectations and demands we place on ourselves, we want to win every single game. But we've probably dropped too many points already this season to be in a title race as such at this time.

"But it's important for us that we continue to keep picking up points and chip away at that lead.

"The last three weeks have been a lot better. It was important for us that we started putting in better performances and the most pleasing thing for me was that it was three very convincing performances and we've managed to get nine points out of it."

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