Alan Hutton claims that Rangers are weeks away from “absolutely annihilating” one of their rivals after a couple of wasteful performances.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers defender and boyhood fan of the Bears insists that Steven Gerrard’s men can blow teams away if they improve how clinical they are in front of goal.

As quoted by the BBC, the Rangers boss warned that his side’s lack of ruthlessness “might come back to bite us” after they beat Hamilton 2-0 away from home.

Ianis Hagi and James Tavernier managed to get themselves on the scoresheet but despite having 70 per cent possession and 24 shots, only six were on target.

Hutton admits that he shares Gerrard’s concerns about the team’s lack of clinical nature but believes there is a thrashing on the horizon for one of Rangers’ rivals.

“I think the only way Rangers to improve at the moments is being more ruthless, we’re talking about six games in a row they’ve not had a goal scored against them in the league,” Hutton told Football Insider.

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“There’s your solid foundation, you’re happy, but you move forward and they’ve got so much play between the front three or four, the full-backs, they create so many chances and sometimes they’re just lacking that ruthless edge.

“It seems to me they’re very close to absolutely annihilating somebody. I’m telling you, see within weeks, I bet you they win 6-0, that’s how close they are.

“They’re just missing that final pass, that final touch and once they have that, I think they’re going to be a force to be reckoned with.” 

Rangers’ best results of the season so far have been the 3-0 wins over St Mirren and St Johnstone at Ibrox.

They beat Aberdeen 1-0, Kilmarnock and Hamilton 2-0 and drew 0-0 with Livingston.

In other Rangers news, Hutton has told a defender to join a new club for next season as Ibrox terms agreed.