Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has expressed his happiness at seeing more and more youth academy players making it through to Mark Warburton's senior side this term.

The Gers have seen academy graduates such as Dylan Dykes, Ross Lyon and Liam Burt all making it through to the matchday squad of late.

Halliday, an academy recruit himself, is pleased by the inclusion of young players in the senior side and hopes that the trend continues.

According to the 24-year-old, the young players do possess the talent and technique to go on and establish themselves as first team players.

Halliday also spoke about his fondness for young players who have that "swagger" and are in no way scared to go at other players.


“There have been a lot of academy players in and around the first-team training and in the first-team squad so we look forward to them coming through", Halliday told his club's official website.

“There are some very good young boys who all have the talent and the technique but what they’ve got that hunger and desire as well.

"I always like to see a young boy who has that swagger and has that bit about him and can put his foot in and isn’t scared to have a go at others players.

“That is what you want to see because they have that self-belief within them that means they can train with us every day and they can make it as a first team player."

The midfielder now hopes that the young players who have made it through to the senior side of late can go on to get some more game time in the near future.

“Hopefully as the season goes on we’ll start to see these boys coming through not just in the squads but getting some game time.”