Former Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has claimed reported Celtic target and Republic of Ireland international Shane Duffy “hates him” as he claims the player is “mad Celtic”.
Halliday was speaking on the popular Open Goal Keeping the ball of the Ground show and alongside Si Ferry, Paul Slane and Kevin Kyle was discussing the Brighton defender.
A former teammate of Ibrox defender Connor Goldson, being a Celtic fan Duffy naturally doesn’t take too kindly to the ex-Gers star.
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“I’m not even joking here by the way,” said Halliday.
“I’ve been told that the boy Shane Duffy hates me. I’m no even joking, that’s no even a joke, I’ve heard he hates me.
“He’s mad Celtic and Connor Goldon’s like ‘aw Shane Duffy hates you man’.”
Andy Halliday is a diehard bluenose and left Rangers in the summer after five years at the club.
Signed by Mark Warburton in July 2015 Halliday initially established himself in the Rangers side and earned a new contract in six months later tying him to the club until this summer.
After difficult periods at the club – including a six-month loan spell at Azerbaijani club Qabala – Andy came back to establish himself as a useful squad player in the two years Steven Gerrard has been manager.
Later in the podcast Halliday reveals that he is “trying to keep my cards close to my chest” and that “a couple of things have come up in the last couple of weeks” with regarding a new club.
Celtic manager Neil Lennon confirmed that “there has been interest that’s been expressed” in Duffy from our Old Firm rivals’ point of view.
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