Hutton seriously worried about Rangers stars after what he's seen in person at Ibrox
Alan Hutton has suggested Steven Gerrard will be seriously concerned by the “lapses of concentration” shown by Rangers this season.
The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted he thought the Light Blues had “eradicated” the lack of focus from their game years ago.
Rangers allowed Malmo to capitalise from two throw-ins during last week’s 2-1 Champions League qualifying defeat at Ibrox.
They suffered a 4-2 aggregate defeat after losing 2-1 in the first leg in Sweden.
Rangers also lost 1-0 to Dundee United in the league.
Hutton, who was at Ibrox for the Malmo game, admitted he was seriously concerned by the lack of focus shown by the players.
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“The biggest worry is lapses in concentration really, so far,” Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“I mean, if you go all the way back to the first game, those defensive mistakes. I thought Rangers had got rid of them, especially last season. They were so strong.
“To take the game back to Ibrox, they knew what they had to do. They started off really well. It’s the best I’ve seen them in a first-half performance in the competition.
“Malmo going a man down, everything was in Rangers’ favour. They came out the second half and they just didn’t look the same. There wasn’t the same intensity, they looked a little bit fearful at times.
“Whenever there was a lot of pressure on them, they didn’t look the same Rangers team to me. To lose two goals from two throw-ins, I think that’s what’s going to really hurt the most.
“I thought they eradicated those sort of mistakes a couple of seasons ago. To see them come back and then get nervous after that, that’s probably the most worrying thing for me. Probably Steven Gerrard as well.”