Alan Hutton has suggested George Edmundson may have played his last Rangers match after putting himself in the “shop window” with Derby County loan.
The former Gers and Scotland defender, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted a switch to the Championship was a “great move” for the centre-back after a difficult time at Ibrox so far.
After first reporting the Rams were in talks over a deal for Edmundson last Sunday, Football Insider revealed on Monday morning the 23-year-old was undergoing a medical with the Rams ahead of a loan move.
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The temporary switch was eventually announced late on Monday night as one of five deadline-day arrivals at Pride Park.
Hutton believes Edmundson will thrive off regular game time and either prove himself as worthy to play for Rangers or garner interest from other clubs.
Hutton told Football Insider: “I think it’s a great move. Obviously, moving up to Rangers, he didn’t get the game time he wanted.
“He’s had a few issues off the pitch and injury so to come away with a move to Derby, they’re not doing great at the moment but they’re still a very big team with big ambitions.
“They’ve struggled down the bottom but they’ll be looking to shore up their defence and hopefully he can go down there, get right in about it and start picking up form and playing games because everybody watches the Championship.
“Whether it be to come back and play at Rangers or move on from Rangers, I think it’s a great shop window for him to show how good he is because we all know he’s a good player, he’s just had a bit of a rough time at Rangers over the last few months.”
Edmundson, who was suspended by the Gers for breaching social distancing protocols earlier this season, has played just once this term and has a total of 16 appearances under his belt at Ibrox.