Alan Hutton fears Jordan Rossiter no longer has a future at Rangers following another season blighted by injury.
The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, expressed sympathy for the 23-year-old who has “all of the potential” to become a top player.
Rossiter suffered a serious knee injury whilst out on loan at Fleetwood Town in November which has kept him sidelined since.
The central midfielder has only accumulated 10 league appearances for the Gers since arriving from Liverpool in 2016 having suffered chronic calf issues.
As revealed by Football Insider the club are set to tell the player he is surplus to requirements at Ibrox.
Hutton applauded the Liverpool academy graduate for his willingness to regain fitness and play despite many setbacks.
“His future is not at Rangers,” he told Football Insider.
“I feel for him because he has been injury-hit for a long time now.
“It has been difficult for him but he keeps bouncing back. He gets back to fitness and goes and plays but I cannot imagine his future lies at Rangers. It has been difficult for him.
“As a footballer, I understand it has been tough but the wise thing would be to move on. I do not think it is going to happen for him at Rangers but he has all the potential there.
“You do get players that have these injury problems. It just happens. All of the way through their career it seems to hold them back a little.
“Unfortunately for Rangers, it has happened there because he has got the potential to be a top player but he is unable to keep fit for the season.”
Football Insider understands coaches at Liverpool were convinced the midfielder would develop into a world-beater.
Rossiter is out of contract this summer and it does not appear a new contract will be tabled at Ibrox for the midfielder.
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