Alan Hutton was blown away by Rangers midfielder Ryan Jack after he impressed once again in the 4-0 win over St Johnstone on Sunday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former Rangers full-back revealed that he thought the 27-year-old central midfielder had come into his own a little bit and as a result was becoming one of the first-names on Steven Gerrard’s teamsheet.
Hutton shared that he thought Jack was brilliant against St Johnstone as he had actually started to grow into being a good defensive midfielder and pointed out that was what he was originally brought to the club to be.
The former Rangers defender also shared that he thought Jack was outstanding in the 1-0 win over Feyenoord in midweek and believes Gerrard had discovered the 27-year-old’s best position.
“He was a consistent player last season, went about his business well and did all he could, but this year I think he has come into his own a little bit and he is fast becoming one of the first names on the teamsheet for Gerrard,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“He was outstanding the other night in that defensive midfield role in Europe and I think that’s his best position and where Gerrard wants to use him.
“Today obviously watching the game, he had a brilliant game and got two assists so I think actually he has grown into the role that he was brought to the club to do.
Jack joined Rangers from Aberdeen in 2017 and has made a grand total of 80 appearances since arriving and has found himself deployed as both an attacking and defensive midfielder at times.
The 27-year-old has made 13 of those appearances this season and in the process has racked up one goal as well as two assists.