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Andy Halliday: Rangers don't need strengthening in the January transfer window

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

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 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 on their return to the top flight.

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."

Inverness midfielder Liam Polworth is adamant they can get a result at Ibrox despite a stark contrast in form between themselves and Rangers.

Rangers have taken a grip on second place while Caley Thistle hit a slump amid a run of injuries.

Richie Foran's side have not won in 11 matches but Polworth is in confident mood ahead of the Christmas Eve encounter.

"We know it'll be tough going down there," the 22-year-old said. "They've started to pick up form and we haven't picked up the points we'd like to. But we're full of confidence - I wouldn't say it's impossible.

"We've been to Celtic Park before when they were flying and picked up a result, it's just on the day if we get the rub of the green, we can pick something up."

Polworth returned from an ankle injury midway through last weekend's draw with Kilmarnock and he feels his team-mates have been unfortunate not to pick up more points during his six-week absence.

He said: "They've got good players - you're not playing for Rangers if you're not. They've started to pick up their form, which is to be expected.

"We haven't picked up points and the table doesn't lie. But I don't think the performances have merited the points we've got.

"We've always got a good chance going into the game and if we put in a good performance, we've got a chance of picking something up."


Source: PAR

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