MICHAEL O’HALLORAN’S future at Rangers is in jeopardy following his failure to turn up for an Under-20s match on Monday night.
The winger, bought by ex-boss Mark Warburton from St Johnstone for £500,000 in January last year, was left out of the squad that travelled to Aberdeen for Sunday’s game.
However, the 26-year-old attacker was scheduled to play as an overage player in the game with Hearts at Stirling.
O’Halloran, though, did not appear for the game at Forthbank which the Gers kids won 2-1.
It’s believed his no-show might have stemmed from a breakdown in communication, with a source close to the player claiming he was completely unaware of his obligation.
But that won’t prevent boss Pedro Caixinha demanding a full explanation from O’Halloran as to why the chance to get much-needed game time passed him by.
The wideman reported to Auchenhowie for training yesterday, but the matter is not yet at an end.
O’Halloran has made 36 appearances for the Ibrox side, but has made just six Premiership starts this campaign and has yet to score.
His last start came in the 2-0 win over Motherwell at Fir Park, but he lasted just five minutes after being sent off for a rash tackle on Carl McHugh.
Meanwhile, The Rangers chairman Dave King must today decide if he’ll abide by the Takeover Panel’s ruling that he must offer 20p for each share in the club.
Last month the Panel ruled the Ibrox chief had breached financial rules by failing to extend his offer to other shareholders when “acting in concert” with the so-called Three Bears as he seized control at Rangers two years ago.
The South Africa-based businessman became chairman at Ibrox after a boardroom battle with Mike Ashley’s representatives ended in March 2015.
But the City of London’s takeover appeal board ruled King had co-ordinated the purchasing of the share block with George Letham, George Taylor and Douglas Park which should have triggered a move to extend the 20p per share offer to other shareholders.
As a result of its findings, King is duty-bound to offer that sum to other shareholders by the close of business today.
King faces receiving the Cold Shoulder from the financial sector throughout the U.K. If he fails to act.
This could have severe implications for the Ibrox business and for the Rangers support is worryingly being ignored or down played by the MSM who served these same fans so badly in the run up to the events of 2012.