Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has stressed the importance of Saturday's friendly against Linfield, which he believes will help in keeping "the legs going".

The international weekend won't provide any break to the players of the newly promoted Premiership side, who will be taking part in a friendly against the Northern Ireland based side.

According to Halliday, the match will have its own significance as it could help them regain the momentum that they lost with the 1-1 draw against Kilmarnock.

The very fact that they didn't get the result that they had hopes for against Kilmarnock makes it even more necessary for them to go into their next competitive match, Halliday says.

However the midfielder believes as they have nothing to do but wait until next week when they take on rivals Celtic, they will have to make full use of the match on Saturday, even if it is a friendly.  


“Sometimes the hardest thing as a footballer is wanting the next game to come along quickly when you haven’t picked up the three points in your previous game", Halliday told his club's official website.

“Albeit, this isn’t a competitive game, but you still want that game to keep the legs going and keep the confidence and the match sharpness going.

“It’s certainly a good move by the football club, and there certainly aren’t many other clubs we’d rather pick for a friendly as Rangers have had a great affiliation with Linfield over the years, and it’s a friendly that hasn’t taken place over the last few years.”