Ryan Kent and Filip Helander both cut frustrated figures despite their standout performances for Rangers against Hibernian, according to Alan Hutton.
The former Gers star, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, delivered his first-hand verdict on the pair after watching the 2-1 win in person at Ibrox.
Kent netted a terrific long-range effort to make it 2-0, although Kevin Nisbet’s late goal ensured a nervy end for Steven Gerrard’s men.
Speaking to RangersTV, Helander admitted he was frustrated to have missed out on another clean sheet.
The Gers have conceded just three goals at Ibrox all season, with Motherwell and Dundee United the only other two sides to score.
Hutton, who was in attendance on Sunday for RangersTV, revealed he could see and hear Helander’s frustration in person.
He also admitted Kent did not seem to be at his happiest either.
“It wasn’t a game where Rangers were at their flowing best,” Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.
“I thought Kent looked about frustrated if I’m honest. He was moving about all the pitch to try and get on the ball. He eventually found the space and got his goal.
“Just in general it was one of those games that nobody stood out in terms of an excellent performance.
“Arguably Helander would have been my kind of standout performer. I think that kind of tells you everything that you need to know about the game and how it went. He had to defend quite a lot which is probably not normal.
“You could see the frustration. I think when you build up that consistency of defending, getting clean sheets, not conceding goals and then you give up one at Ibrox, you could tell with his demeanour, the way he was talking, he was frustrated.
“He was upset about it. Keeping clean sheets for defenders is like scoring goals for attackers. You could tell the frustration in his voice.”