Pedro Caixinha has told Michael O’Halloran there is no way back for him at Rangers – because he does not have the calibre to play at Ibrox.
The frontman has made a sensational start to the season since being sent back to former club St Johnstone on loan earlier this month.
And the 26-year-old’s haul of four goals in as many games for Tommy Wright’s men has already sparked calls from some Rangers supporters for his return when his deal ends in January.
But Caixinha has ruled out the possibility of welcoming back a player who cost former boss Mark Warburton £500,000 when he arrived 18 months ago after insisting he has no future at Ibrox.
Asked if he was considering a recall, the Gers boss said: “Not with me. He’s not my type of player. He’s not the type of player Rangers needs.
“You need to see that sometimes if you take the same person to different contests, is he going to give you the same?
“That’s what you need to understand. In my opinion he does not have [what you need] to play for Rangers.
“[The reason] is up to me and him to discuss it and I’m not going to discuss it.
“I’m just telling you that in different scenarios he will have different answers and you are seeing that at the moment.”