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O'Halloran's hot streak will help us rake in more money: Caixinha

By Andy Newport

Pedro Caixinha believes Rangers can still cash in on Michael O'Halloran despite reiterating his stance the forward has no future at Ibrox.

O'Halloran has been sent back to St Johnstone on loan after being told he is no longer part of Caxinha's plans.

But his return to Perth has sparked a stunning upturn in fortunes for the 26-year-old, with four goals in his first five games for Tommy Wright's men.

Yet the manner of his departure from Ibrox has left O'Halloran feeling bitter, and he sparked headlines earlier this week when he lashed out at the effectiveness of Caixinha's training methods.

The Rangers boss refused to bite back when quizzed on the row ahead of tomorrow's clash with Dundee. Instead, he urged O'Halloran to continue his hot streak and ensure the Light Blues are able to maximise his value once his loan ends in January.

"I need to be pleased for him and also for Tommy because they won the player and the manager of the month awards," said Caixinha.

"He's still our player but (his comments) are up to him. I'm not going to discuss in public things that I know and that I believe.

"It's his decision (to speak out) and I respect it, but I just hope he continues doing very well because ultimately he is our player and if they (St Johnstone) want to buy him - or someone else wants to buy him - if he is scoring goals, it will be perfect for us."

O'Halloran cost Caixinha's predecessor Mark Warburton £500,000 18 months ago.

But his time at Ibrox looks to be coming to an end after the Portuguese coach declared last month O'Halloran does not have what it takes to succeed at Rangers.

The wisdom of his comments have been questioned. Caixinha, though, is happy with his handling of the situation. He said: "I respect everybody's opinion but I also have my own opinion. If I live by the opinion of others, I should not be sat here."

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