Alan Hutton claims a lot of the Rangers squad are fighting for their future at a “massive point” in the club’s transfer plans ahead of the summer.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers defender and lifelong fan of the club insists that boss Steven Gerrard will be looking to decide who he needs to keep and sell before the main transfer window.
Speaking to the media, the manager admitted he has spent time thinking about the future of the club after being beaten 1-0 at Tynecastle on Saturday.
🎙️ SG: I thought about where we are and what needs to be done. The short-term is to get the players ready for tomorrow and to get to the International break in the best stage. Then in the summer we will sit down with the right people and discuss how we move forward together.
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Hutton believes that the majority of the squad are under threat, insisting the second half of the season will determine who remains at Ibrox past the summer transfer window.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I think everybody is going to be under pressure to show the manager they’ve got the mentality to be at Rangers and really push them on.
“He’ll be looking at the future to see who he can count on, who he wants to be there and who he wants to get rid of. A lot of players are playing for their future.
“They’re all playing for their future, I think Gerrard will know, he’s been around the block and he will know the ones he can trust. I think a lot of the squad will be playing for their futures.
“It’s a massive point for Rangers at the moment going forward, he needs to know who he can trust and who he needs to move on, what he needs to do for future recruitment. A lot of the players he’ll be looking and thinking: ‘Are they good enough for Rangers?'”
Rangers return to league action against Hamilton on Wednesday night as they hope to close the gap to Celtic at the top of the table.