Steven Gerrard has instilled an “elite” mentality into the Rangers dressing room, according to Alan Hutton.

The former Gers defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the change of mindset at Ibrox was evident through Filip Helander’s comments after the win over Hibernian.

Speaking to RangersTV, the 27-year-old admitted he was frustrated the Light Blues allowed the visitors to score in a 2-1 win for Steven Gerrard’s men.

Kevin Nisbet’s header was only the third goal Rangers have conceded at home this term.

Goals from Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent secured the three points and kept alive hopes of an unbeaten league season.

Hutton, who watched Sunday’s game in person at Ibrox, admitted he was impressed with Helander’s post-match comments.

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He suggested they were evidence of a change of mentality under Gerrard.

Hutton told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge: “It’s an elite mentality. I think that’s what Gerrard’s come in and instilled.

“It’s not just the defence but every player. Work hard, keep the ball out your own net and things will happen.

“You’ll get results off the back of that because in previous seasons, if you look at Rangers, they did concede goals, sloppy goals through individual errors. I think they’ve cut all that out and we don’t see it very often.


“It’s good to see that they’re down and it annoyed them to lose goals because if you want to be champions, the hardest thing is to go and do it again next season.

“That will be the big test for them but it’s good to see they’re upset at just losing one goal.” 

In other news, Rangers have been tipped to offload a big earner and replace him with a youngster.