Hutton: 'I feel sorry' for Itten after Rangers confession
Alan Hutton has admitted he “feels sorry” for Cedric Itten after the Rangers striker lifted the lid on joining Greuther Furth on loan.
The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted he understands the Swiss striker’s frustration over a lack of game time at Ibrox.
Rangers confirmed Itten’s season-long loan move to the Bundesliga club on Tuesday (August 31).
The Scottish giants have inserted a recall clause into the deal, meaning the 24-year-old could return to the club in January.
Itten scored six goals in 42 appearances across all competitions last season.
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Hutton insisted the door is still open for Itten at Ibrox if he can succeed in Germany.
“When you sign for a big club, there’s going to be competition,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“It’s as simple as that. Rangers and Celtic have a lot of games in a season, they need a big squad.
“Players usually sign from smaller clubs and come into this huge environment where the pressure is on to win constantly.
“It’s up to him to deal with that and go out and express himself when he gets an opportunity.
“But that’s where I do feel a little bit sorry for him. When he’s been given the chance, he has scored goals.
“Morelos is first choice. Kemar Roofe is in front of him too, Ryan Kent is going to play.
“It is difficult, but you have to have faith in yourself, and go out there every time and prove your worth.
“He didn’t feel like he was getting enough minutes, so he’s decided to move on.
“Hopefully he can come back a better player, hit the ground running and challenge Morelos.”