Exclusive: Rangers willing to offload 2019 signing for £500K, Hutton reacts
Alan Hutton claims Rangers attacker Greg Stewart has not been given enough regular football to perform at the top of his game this season.
The former Gers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, suggests the former Aberdeen and Birmingham striker has struggled with his bit-part role under Steven Gerrard.
As revealed by Football Insider, the Light Blues are prepared to let the 30-year-old leave this summer and value him at around the £500,000 mark.
The versatile forward joined Rangers on a free transfer last summer but has just six starts from his 24 appearances so far.
Hutton believes that Stewart has struggled to adapt to playing less regularly than he has done at previous clubs but insists he has not let anyone down with his performances.
Hutton told Football Insider: “When he’s come in, he’s done well, he’s always been a good player and he’s got the fundamentals to be very good.
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“It’s one of those positions where Rangers seem to be settled, they’ve got their main players who play and if there’s an injury people come in and out. They’ve got a few choices there.
“I definitely think he can look at his time at Ibrox so far and hold his head up high, know he’s done well and played his part. The thing is he seems to me a player who needs to play regularly to get that level.
“It’s very difficult, if you ask a player, to come in and out, maybe have two games here then you’re out for four or five, back in for one – you can’t just switch it on.
“I think that’s been the hardest thing for him – wherever he’s been before he’s been a main player, played every minute and then to come to a big team, you’re not seeing that.”
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