A lack of motivation could become a problem among the Rangers dressing room during the second half of the season, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Gers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted Steven Gerrard’s men are so far in front in the Premiership title race, they could take their eye off the ball in upcoming league games.
Speaking to Sky Sports after the 1-1 draw, the Rangers boss admitted he had to “get into the players” in the dressing room after he accused them of failing to turn up for the first-half.
Cedric Itten came off the bench to score the equaliser and keep up Rangers’ unbeaten record in the Premiership this season.
However, Hutton believes that with the Glasgow giants 21 points ahead of Celtic, other clubs could now upset the Gers if the squad do not remain focused.
Asked if the squad’s mentality was now the biggest concern for Gerrard, Hutton told Football Insider: “I think it’s part of it. I mean, obviously, they are so far in front at the moment that the end goal is to life a trophy but they need to be motivated.
“It’s going to be difficult from now to the end of the season, obviously there’s teams fighting for a lot as well as Rangers fighting for the title.
“I think you have to give a lot of credit to Motherwell, I thought the way they set up under the new manager, Graham Alexander, was brilliant.
“They really caused Rangers problems playing with a front three and it’s problems that Rangers haven’t really come up against recently in the league, giving the full-backs a problem, Tavernier and Barisic, they had to defend more.
“I think a lot of credit goes to Motherwell and the way they played, even though Rangers were poor, especially in the first half.”