Returning Rangers midfielder Andy Halliday has admitted it was once a mistake to move to Azerbaijan, revealing that he didn’t accurately research the club up to now.
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Gabala snapped up the 26-year-old when he became surplus to must haves underneath previous boss Pedro Caixinha.
It was once to begin with meant to be a season-long loan, although director of football Mark Allen was once able to secure an early recall for the player throughout the January window.
Upon arriving at Gabala, Halliday was once surprised to hunt out the club didn’t have a proper training facility.
He moreover briefly discovered that the Azerbaijan very best flight had a restriction on the amount of global avid avid gamers allowed in any individual sport. A limit of five is in place; Galaba had over double that selection of non-Azerbaijani nationals in their squad.
He discussed: “I came upon five days into the loan that there was once a foreigner rule. We had 12, along side myself on the other hand we could best play five.
“That was once something I certainly not knew about forward of I went.
“So forward of our 2d leg against Panathinaikos, the global lads had been on the subject of pulled proper right into a room and recommended, ‘win this sport differently you gained’t play’.
“I merely didn’t know what the set-up was once like. They didn’t have a training ground in order that you had to consume in your self and I’m no longer a truly very best get ready dinner! On the other hand listen, I’m no longer making excuses. It was once my mistake, I should have performed additional research to take hold of all that forward of I went.”
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