Alan Hutton has claimed the Rangers squad will love Steven Gerrard’s honesty both in the media and behind the scenes. 

The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the Ibrox manager’s public persona would be the same when dealing with players behind closed doors.

Speaking to the Guardian, Sir Alex Ferguson claimed Gerrard had done a magnificent job at Ibrox and revealed he was particularly enthralled with the former Liverpool man’s “fantastic” press conferences.

Hutton echoed Sir Alex’s sentiments and admitted he was hugely impressed with Gerrard’s honesty when dealing with the media.

He suggested the Ibrox boss would deal with his players in the same way and that the squad would appreciate it more than being told what they want to hear.

“The thing I like about him the most is he tells the truth,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.

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“When he’s in front of that camera, he gets asked a question and he tells you the answer. Whether Rangers have been good, bad or indifferent, he will let you know. Sometimes you get these kind of generic answers all the time, from players, from managers.

“He tells you what he thinks and I think people like that. He’s probably the exact same as a manager. He will tell you the truth if you need to be told it. He doesn’t shy away from it. See as a player, all you want is to be told the truth. 

“As daft as it sounds, there’s a lot of people out there that tell you what you want to hear. I just don’t think you want that as a player. He’s obviously well respected, the boys look up to him. He’s played at such a high level, they’ll take what he’s saying at gospel.

“As a player, you just want the truth and then to given an opportunity to go and execute that. I think that’s what he does with the players.”

Rangers could see out an unbeaten league season by avoiding defeat against Aberdeen on Saturday.

The Light Blues know a draw would also be enough to see them past the 100-point mark.

In other news, Rangers have been tipped to swoop for an exit-bound Leeds player after his Ibrox confession.