Alan Hutton says Rangers will be losing “one of their best players” in Ryan Jack after hearing the midfielder will miss two weeks with a calf injury.

The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, says Steven Gerrard’s side will be losing not only a “top player” but a “leader” as the 27-year-old prepares for a spell on the sidelines.

Jack was replaced at half-time by Scott Arfield as the Gers slipped to a 2-1 defeat at Tynecastle, assistant boss Gary McAllister confirming he faces a fortnight out of action.

The central midfielder has been a mainstay in Gerrard’s side this season, scoring 4 times in his 25 appearances.

When asked how big a miss the Scottish international would be, Hutton told Football Insider: “It is massive. He has been one of their best players this season.

“He does that dogged work in midfield but has also chipped in with goals and assists. He has grown into a top player and a leader at Ibrox. He will be a huge miss.

“He has been unfortunate with a couple of niggly injuries this year but with the number of games you play it is always going to be difficult. Rangers have got a big squad but he will be a massive miss with some big games coming up. Especially, after the defeat to Hearts.

The Bears’ number eight is likely to miss games against Hibs, Kilmarnock and former club Aberdeen in what could prove to be a decisive period in race for the Premiership title.

Rangers and Celtic faces a testing schedule over the coming weeks as both sides play nine games in 30 days, including a home and away leg in Europa League Round of 32.

In other Rangers news, Gerrard makes a move to sign Leeds colossus.