By Alan Hutton

6th Oct, 2021 | 7:00am

Hutton makes 'huge' Rangers claim after what he's heard from Gerrard

Alan Hutton has admitted it was “brilliant to see” Steven Gerrard letting his emotions out after watching Rangers beat Hibernian 2-1.

The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted Sunday’s clash was a “huge game” in the push for Premiership glory this season.

As quoted by the Scottish Sun (4th October), Gerrard claimed there was “nothing wrong with getting emotional” after the Gers’ win over Hibs.

The Ibrox boss was fist-pumping and geeing up the Ibrox crowd after the full-time whistle.

He insisted he makes “no apologies” for his behaviour.

Hutton backed the Rangers manager and claimed his actions did not “disrespect” Hibs in any way.

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“I don’t think you should ever have to apologise for being a little bit emotional,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

“It’s not like you’ve disrespected anyone, you’ve not disrespected the other team. He was just in that moment and he was celebrating with the team.

“I think it’s brilliant to see. You want to see your manager and your players being emotional about it in the right way.

“Not a problem for me. It was a huge game, top of the league clash, it was always going to be difficult.

“The positive you have to take out of it is Rangers aren’t firing on all cylinders at the moment but still grinding out results.

“I think there are periods within a season where that’s going to happen so great result.”

Rangers currently sit one point clear of Hearts at the top of the Premiership table.

Hibs are four points off while Celtic are six points adrift in sixth.

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