The former Rangers midfielder was talking about the Scottish Cup semi-final between Celtic and his old club on Sky Sports News this morning ahead of the teams meeting again this weekend.
The Hoops won the game 2-0, overpowering a Gers team that struggled to match them on and off the ball.
Halliday’s early tackle on Roberts has generated a lot of discussion among supporters given the Rangers man wasn’t sent off by referee Willie Collum, who deemed it only a yellow card.
And Wilkins has added to the criticism of Halliday, stating his belief that it was a ‘bang out of order’ challenge on on-loan Manchester City winger Roberts:
— Sky Sports Scotland (@ScotlandSky) April 25, 2017
Wilkins said: “Being a side that isn’t quite up to the standard of Celtic, they have to get into the faces of the Celtic players and make a few challenges.
“They did make a couple of challenges that were a bit bang out of order early on, especially one on Patrick Roberts.
“But the gulf between the footballing sides was huge.”
In case you haven’t seen Halliday’s challenge on Roberts, here it is here:
— talkingbaws (@talkingbaws) April 23, 2017
What was your view? Should Halliday have been sent off?