Michael O’Halloran may be set for the axe from Rangers following a no-show for an U20s clash on Monday afternoon.

SB Nation’s Rangers blog, Got The Battle Fever On, reported yesterday that the winger was in line for a start in the U20s meeting with Hearts but did not attend.

O’Halloran, who joined from St. Johnstone in January 2016, was an unused substitute in Kilmarnock last Wednesday and was bombed out of Pedro Caixinha’s squad for the win over Aberdeen on Sunday.

He has failed to impress during his sixteen months at the club and has seemingly ruffled a few feathers in the club after his no-show, chief among them U20s coach Graeme Murty and forward Kenny Miller.

£500,000 was shelled out for the 26-year-old who featured at right-back in the Light Blues’ 1-1 draw with Motherwell earlier this month.

It is reported that the Scot was instructed to train away from the squad in preparation for Saturday’s home fixture with Partick Thistle as the Rangers boss mulls over the winger’s future.

The motives of the Portuguese boss to omit O’Halloran from Sunday’s squad remain unclear but the winger’s no-show is an unnecessary distraction as the Gers chase second place and face their arch-rivals Celtic in the Scottish Cup semi-final before the end of the month.