Alan Hutton shared that he hopes Rangers attacker Greg Stewart starts against Hamilton on Sunday after being unlucky to be dropped against Young Boys.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Gers defender revealed he understood why Gers boss Steven Gerrard axed the 29-year-old from his starting line-up in midweek but admitted he’d like to see the player get more minutes.
Gerrard confirmed that Ryan Jack was unavailable for the clash with Hamilton on Sunday after going off injured in the 65th minute in the 2-1 loss to Young Boys, and Hutton believes Stewart is capable of filling in for the midfielder.
Hutton explained that Stewart could be the one to replace Jack in Gerrard’s starting line-up as he may be able to make Rangers tick just like his injured teammate did.
When asked if there were any changes Gerrard should make for the clash with Hamilton, Hutton told Football Insider: “For me, Stewart played that well against Aberdeen that he was maybe unfortunate to be dropped, but I understand why he did it.
“Obviously the team played so well against Feyenoord in the first game so I understand why he went back to that team, but I’d like to see him get some more minutes.
“He can build on that performance, and maybe he could be the one to come in for Jack and maybe make things tick, we will see.”
Stewart has been sparingly-used this season as out of the nine appearances he has made, he’s only completed 90 minutes on two occasions.
The 29-year-old has been deployed as a left-winger, right-winger and an attacking midfielder this season and despite his limited minutes has managed to register three assists as well as score one goal.