Alan Hutton has suggested that Rangers manager Steven Gerrard gave winger Jordan Jones a dressing down after his injury layoff.

The former Gers defender and lifelong fan of the club, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, says that the attacker was “daft” in tackling Celtic’s Moritz Bauer and injuring himself back in September.

The former Kilmarnock man has been out of action since the Old Firm defeat, Gerrard confirming that he would be forced to sit out a couple more games after a setback in his recovery.

Hutton says he expects the manager to have had stern words with the 25-year-old about his behaviour and that he will have a point to prove when he does eventually return.

Hutton told Football Insider: “We all know his ability, used to give Rangers a torrid time with Kilmarnock. A daft tackle against Celtic put him out for a long time.

“I’m pretty sure he’ll have learned from that, Gerrard probably gave him a talking to so hopefully he’s had his head down through his injury and when he’s back fit hopefully he can be the man.

“When he played against Rangers he gave them a lot of trouble from the left. Kent’s there at the moment so that’s not an option but that’s (the right-wing role) probably the position that’s up for grabs.”

Jones played 10 times for the Gers before being sidelined earlier this season, chipping in with two assists for his teammates.

He has a total of 100 Scottish top-flight appearances under his belt, as well as five caps for Northern Ireland.

In other Rangers news, Football Insider can reveal that a rarely-seen player is set for an extended run in the starting XI.