Alan Hutton believes that Rangers midfielder Steven Davis played a “massive part” in getting Charlie Lindsay to sign for the club this summer.

The former Gers defender and boyhood fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, insists there are few better than the 35-year-old that the young attacking midfielder could learn from.

Davis took to his personal Twitter account to welcome his fellow Northern Irishman to Ibrox after Rangers confirmed the 16-year-old’s signing from Glentoran, calling the starlet a “player with huge potential”.

Hutton claims that Davis will have already had some knowledge of Lindsay and that he had a major impact in getting the deal done.

Hutton told Football Insider: “Steven he’s obviously been, probably, a massive part in the deal and getting him to go there, knowing all about him.

“If there’s a player that you want to learn off of, that’ll be your man within the midfield so it’s great to see. 

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“They’re obviously talking about this Rangers B team and the change of the leagues if it goes through, so it’s only going to be good for Scottish football.” 

Lindsay, who is the youngest ever player to feature for Glentoran’s senior side, has already told the BBC he is hoping for “as much access” as possible to Davis during his time at Ibrox.

The veteran midfielder has played 260 times for the Gers over two separate spells at the club, while he also has 107 caps under his belt for Northern Ireland.

In other Rangers news, Hutton has tipped a senior Ibrox coach to play a big part in luring a Premier League attacker to the club.