Alan Hutton has lauded Steven Gerrard for buying into the “little traditions” at Rangers since his appointment.

The former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the Glasgow giants were unique in terms of their heritage and conventions.

Speaking to Sky Sports, King revealed Gerrard had been adamant in maintaining the traditions at Ibrox and had also leaned on Walter Smith for guidance.


Such customs include the manager wearing a suit and tie on matchday, something Gerrard admitted had taken getting used to.

Hutton it is “brilliant to hear” Gerrard had invested time and effort into keeping things traditional at Ibrox.

Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “This is the thing. It’s the little things that make the difference. They all build up to the collective, what you’re looking for.

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“He’s totally right. When you think back to the likes of Walter Smith, it was always that the navy blazer, grey trousers and brown shoes. That’s how Rangers were. You have to turn up to the training centre in a shirt and tie.

“All these little things were just how Rangers were and the young players coming through, that’s what they were to be like and conduct themselves. It’s good to hear that Steven Gerrard was buying into all of that.

“He wanted to be part of all the little things that make Rangers, Rangers. It’s brilliant to hear. For me, Rangers is probably one of the only clubs that really had those little traditions.

“That goes back from when I was coming through as a kid. The shirt and tie to training, you couldn’t wear jeans, you had to wear trousers. That was from the Walter Smith era and even before.

“I’ve always grown up that way. It’s nice to see somebody new come into the club and want to know all these little things to continue it.”

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