Alan Hutton has tipped Rangers defender George Edmundson to develop into an “excellent” player during his time at Ibrox.
The former Gers and Scotland full-back, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists the 22-year-old has shown signs of having a huge future with the Glasgow giants.
The 2019 signing has played just 14 times for Steven Gerrard’s side since joining from Oldham Athletic, three of those outings coming as starts in the Premiership.
However, despite some shaky performances in his fledgeling Ibrox career, Hutton is predicting big things for the centre-back.
Asked if he had seen enough to get excited about Edmundson, Hutton told Football Insider: “Oh definitely. Look, he’s made mistakes, he’s a young boy coming into a level which is way higher than what he was used to.
“He’s going to learn on the job, if you like. I think there is definitely signs there that he is one for the future. He’s definitely grown in stature.
“You can see he’s a great defender, there’s been the odd mistake but I think you get that, that’s going to happen with young players. I think you’ll see through time he’ll be an excellent defender for Rangers.”
Edmundson has had to fight with the likes of Nikola Katic, Connor Goldson and Filip Helander for a place in the starting XI under Gerrard.
Of the quartet, Goldson has featured the most with 50 appearances across all competitions.