Date: 20th September 2019 at 7:00am
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EXCLUSIVE

Alan Hutton claims that Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield will be back to his “exceptional” best over the coming weeks after an indifferent start to the Premiership season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Rangers defender and boyhood Bear made the exciting claim that the Canadian international should find himself up to speed over the next couple of weeks, having dazzled Ibrox with his performances last season.

The 30-year-old was a crucial member of Gerrard’s squad during his first season with the Gers, playing 42 times and scoring 12 goals across all competitions.

Having had a mixed start to the season, which included conceding a penalty with a rash challenge against Livingston, Hutton insists that it will not be too long before the Rangers fans see the very best of the Ibrox favourite once again.

Hutton told Football Insider: “He was exceptional last season, he was probably one of Rangers’ best players. It can be difficult, we’re only five games in and I think it normally takes four or five games to really get up to speed, to full fitness and where you want to be.

“I think we’re getting to that stage for him. I do expect him, over the coming weeks, to get back to that. Really it’s just continuing to work hard, do the things you know you’re good at, work hard on the other bits and it will come.

“He’s a really good player, he’s one of the main players for Rangers, I think over the coming weeks he’ll get back to his best.” 

Arfield has played 11 times in both the league and cups for Steven Gerrard’s men so far, his two goals coming against FC Midtjylland in the Europa League qualifier and Kilmarnock on the opening day of the season.

He has a total of 54 appearances under his belt for the Light Blues, having joined on a free transfer from Burnley in the summer of 2018.

In other Rangers news, Hutton has revealed to Football Insider that he has been left baffled by a “strange” development at Ibrox.