Alan Hutton tipped Rangers defender Matt Polster to seal an exit in January.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the ex-Gers defender admitted that he rated Polster based on what he had seen of him.
It was recently reported that the 26-year-old right-back was planning on rejecting any chance to return to the MLS that comes his way as he’d rather stay in Scotland.
Hutton tipped Polster to be able to attract a Scottish club to come and take him off Rangers’ hands as he suggested the defender could make a lot of teams better.
When asked if he felt sorry for Polster as he doesn’t want a return to the MLS and whether that makes an exit difficult in January, Hutton told Football Insider: “I wouldn’t say he has failed, you have to look at who’s playing in front of him.
“Tavernier is the captain, one of the main men, he’s got so many assists, so many goals, so he’s never really got an opportunity.
“He’s played the odd game here and there, but as a player, you need to be able to play multiple games to get up to speed, and if you go for months without playing, then play one game, you’re not at your best, no matter what you think.
“He’s never had the opportunity to play a run of games and that’s ultimately something he can’t help.
“So obviously I understand where he is coming from that he doesn’t want to go home just yet, he’s probably enjoying being over in Scotland in that league, so I see why he’d want to stay and try to break into a team there.
“So I don’t see why not, he looks a good player despite us not getting to see much, but from what I’ve seen he looks decent.
“Composed on the ball and things, and I don’t see why another Scottish team wouldn’t want to take a punt with him and bring him in.
“I think he could make a lot of teams better.”
Polster has featured four times across all competitions for Steven Gerrard’s side this season, registering one assist in the process.
The American full-back only arrived at Ibrox in January 2019 after joining the Gers from MLS outfit Chicago Fire and he is contracted to stay with the Scottish giants until 2021.
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