Alan Hutton believes that Rangers ace Glen Kamara has given Steven Gerrard “food for thought” after playing in a different midfield role for Finland.
The former Gers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, believes that the Light Blues need a “box-to-box” midfielder and suggests the 24-year-old could fill the void.
Kamara played the full 90 minutes in both of Finland’s games over the international break, having started on the bench for Rangers in their last two league games due to injury.
Hutton believes the former Dundee man, who has played primarily as a defensive midfielder for the Gers to day, demonstrated his ability as a more dynamic operator on international duty and suggests he could fill a big void in the middle at Ibrox.
Hutton told Football Insider: “It can be a difficult time for club managers, they obviously understand that when the country comes calling, they need to go.
“It’s one of the more difficult situations when maybe one of your players hasn’t been playing through a slight knock and he’s going to be one of the main players for Finland so knew he was going to play.
“Maybe they had a conversation with the manager saying: ‘Look, look after him, make sure he comes back fit with all the league games coming back.’ From what I saw and from all accounts he played really well.
“I think he plays in a slightly different role to what he usually does at Rangers, it’s more of a box-to-box, number eight in midfield and it’s maybe food for thought for Gerrard moving forward.
“They’ve been looking for that type of midfielder recently so maybe he’s got one eye on him and see if he can do that job for Rangers.”