Alan Hutton has been left raving over the performances of attacking midfielder Ianis Hagi after his move to Rangers last month.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers defender and lifelong fan of the club says he has been seriously impressed with the Light Blues’ new boy.
After coming off the bench against Aberdeen, Hagi started and scored in the 2-1 win over Hibernian and kept his place in the starting XI for Saturday’s cup win versus Hamilton.
Having seen the 21-year-old make an immediate impact at Ibrox, Hutton says there is little more the maestro could do to appease the Ibrox faithful.
Asked about the Romanian international’s impact, Hutton told Football Insider: “Brilliant, he looks so confident with both feet, whether it be crossing from the left or right, having shots, finding the pass, energetic.
“He really had it all. Right away, the crowd have taken to him so you can’t ask for any more. He had a little taste of it and his debut he reacted brilliantly.
“It’s been a difficult period for Rangers since the break, had a little bit of a stutter but he’s come in and it looks like he’s given everyone a lift.”
Hagi played 73 minutes of Saturday’s 4-1 win over Hamilton, Steven Davis coming on to take his place when the Gers were 2-1 up.
A Scott Arfield brace, as well as goals from Joe Aribo and Alfredo Morelos, ensured Gerrard’s men would be in the draw for the next round.
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