Alan Hutton has blasted what he saw from Diego Laxalt during Ross County’s 1-0 win over Celtic on Sunday.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Rangers and Scotland defender admitted the Uruguay international looked to apportion blame onto his teammates after Jordan White’s winning header.
Laxalt appeared to have been marking White from a free-kick but the Ross County striker managed to evade the 28-year-old to get his head on the ball and net the winner.
The AC Milan loanee, who has not started in the league in nine games, came off the bench after just nine minutes in Dingwall to replace the injured Greg Taylor.
Hutton insisted there was no questioning Laxalt lost his man on Sunday evening and admitted he looked “confused” by his role at the back.
Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “Laxalt, he was obviously marking Jordan White for the goal. He let him go, White scored the goal and then he threw his hands up as if to say: ‘Whose man was that?’ That, for me, is the big problem.
“You know before you go out who you’re marking, what your position is at set-plays and do your job, don’t worry about anything else, just do what you’ve been asked to do it. It looked like he was confused about what he was doing.”
Laxalt kicked off his Celtic career as a mainstay in the starting XI but has recently fallen behind Taylor in the pecking order.
He has a total of 23 appearances under his belt for the Bhoys, 17 of which have come as starts.