Hutton baffled by Gerrard treatment of McGregor after Rangers latest
Alan Hutton has admitted he is baffled by Steven Gerrard’s “strange” decision to regularly rotate between goalkeepers at Rangers.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers defender suggested the Light Blues need a settled unit between keeper and defenders to succeed.
Jon McLaughlin and Allan McGregor have both made six appearances across all competitions this season.
However, McLaughlin has featured more in the league, playing four games in comparison to McGregor’s two.
The former of the pair started against Livingston and Dundee after the 39-year-old’s runout against Motherwell the week before.
Hutton admitted the lack of consistency between the sticks could be impacting Rangers’ defensive performances.
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Asked about the rotation between goalkeepers at Rangers, Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “I still think it’s a strange one, if I’m totally honest.
“I know coming in and out as a football player, it’s not ideal. You need a run of games. I’m pretty sure that would be the same for goalkeepers.
“It falls down to the manager, it’s his choice.
“I just think, for me personally, you want a goalkeeper that’s playing week in, week out with a back four that more or less stays the same.
“That’s what Rangers built their success on last year. They weren’t making defensive mistakes last season but this season they are.
“They’re rotating the goalkeeper a lot, has that got something to do with that? Possibly.
“I hope the consistency comes back because we’ve seen in recent weeks, defensively, there have been mishaps.
“It isn’t ideal, especially coming against big teams in Europe, you’re going for the league, the cups. There’s a lot of big games coming up.”