Alan Hutton has been left raving after Glen Kamara “nullified” the threat of Celtic wing-back Jeremie Frimpong in Saturday’s 2-0 win for Rangers.
The former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims the 24-year-old stopped the Hoops’ young “danger man” from imposing himself at Parkhead.
A brace from centre-back Connor Goldson secured the three points for Rangers on what was the first derby day of the new season.
Gers boss Steven Gerrard lined Kamara up alongside Steven Davis and Scott Arfield for Saturday’s crunch clash.
Hutton claims it was “tactical genius” to use the Finland international’s energy to silence the wing-backs of Celtic and insists the former Dundee man has gone “under the radar” for the Light Blues.
Asked what he thought of Kamara’s display, Hutton told Football Insider: “Absolutely outstanding.
“This is a guy who’s kind of flew under the radar for a little while and I think his recent performances at international level and then bringing that into the Rangers team, he was actually pivotal to what Rangers were doing.
“He was stopping the flying wing-backs of Celtic going forward. He nullified Frimpong, he hardly touched the ball and it was all to do with Kamara spotting the danger, he could see what was happening, what was building up and he’s got the energy to get all over the pitch.
“He was the one that would go out and stop Frimpong attacking. He did his job absolutely unbelievable – Frimpong is the danger man for them and he did basically nothing in the game.
“It was really a bit of tactical genius from Gerrard to use Kamara’s energy up and down the pitch to stop one of their main threats on the day.”
In other Rangers news, a “childish” Ibrox star has been savaged after a “horrible” sight.