By Alan Hutton

3rd Jan, 2021 | 7:00pm

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Steven Gerrard might look to strengthen in January but he should be cautious to avoid upsetting the balance of what is a supremely well-oiled Rangers squad. 

That is the view of former Rangers man Alan Hutton, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams as the mid-season transfer window opened.

Football Insider revealed on Saturday that the Scottish Premiership leaders have turned their attention to beating Celtic to the signing of £5million-valued Preston North End defender Ben Davies, possibly on a pre-contract agreement.

Rangers have also been linked with Sheffield United’s John Lundstram among others as they look to consolidate their 16-point lead at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

But with 19 wins, two draws and zero losses in the league, Rangers fans will be wary of throwing off the equilibrium of their players

It’s an anxiety shared by lifelong Rangers fan Hutton, although he admits that he trusts Gerrard to make the right call when it comes to recruitment.

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He told Football Insider: “I think it’s a really good squad at the moment. In previous seasons I’d be saying he needs to strengthen but if you look all over the pitch, we’re talking about two players for each position.

“I think the squad’s settled. Gerrard will look at it, in my opinion, and think if he can bring someone in at the right price who is better than what they have then he’ll do it, or if they can make a difference then he’ll do it. But there’s no need to bring someone in just for the sake of it.

“It would have to be someone who is going to make the squad better. If not, there’s no need to upset anyone for the sake of bringing in numbers.

“I think they’ve got a well-balanced squad and I think he’ll be really happy.”

Rangers have bought well this season, with summer acquisitions Ianis Hagi, Kemar Roofe, Cedric Itten, Bongani Zungu, Leon Balogun all making an impact on the first-team.

After seeing their profits rise this year and receiving a £6.6million payout for their Europa League exploits, Rangers fans will be confident of having enough financial muscle to act decisively should a good transfer opportunity presents itself.

In other news, Rangers have been tipped to axe Alfredo Morelos from the starting XI for Saturday’s Old Firm derby.