Pundit Exclusive: £600K Rangers player warned he's 'throwing away' Ibrox career
George Edmundson will be warned by Steven Gerrard he is throwing away his Rangers career, according to Alan Hutton.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers defender is convinced the manager will lay it on the line to the centre-back.
Hutton expects the 23-year-old, who signed from Oldham Athletic last year for an initial £600,000, to dodge the Ibrox exit door and be given a chance to atone for the lockdown breach that has left his Light Blues career in the balance.
Edmundson and teammate Jordan Jones have been hit with Scottish Football Association charges and will go in front of a Hampden disciplinary hearing on 19 November.
The pair are currently self isolating after being suspended by Rangers, who are also conducting their own internal investigation.
Asked if he thought Gerrard would give Edmundson a second chance, Hutton told Football Insider: “Yeah, I think so. I mean I think this is a time where Steven Gerrard will sit down with him and lay it out to him.
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“You’re throwing this away here, don’t get involved with silly nonsense because people can drag you down.
“If they’re not playing or they’re not in the team, it’s easy to say to a young person: ‘Come with me, let’s go and do this, let’s go out tonight, let’s party or whatever’.
“You can’t get dragged down with that, you need to stay focused and believe in what you’re doing and train hard and he’s pushing for a starting berth in the team, he’s done well when he came in.
“We all know that he’s a good player. He’s very young, he’s got a lot to learn but we all see something and so work hard, stick at it and don’t be dragged down by others.”