Alan Hutton admits he was blown away by the performance of Rangers midfielder Steven Davis as he went “under the radar” against Celtic on Sunday.
The former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that the 34-year-old ran the game at Parkhead but that he might not get the plaudits others will.
Goals from Ryan Kent and Nikola Katic secured a famous away win for the Gers, the Light Blues now just two points behind Celtic at the top of the table with a game in hand.
Hutton says that putting Davis back into the starting XI after four games either out or on the bench was a stroke of genius and that the veteran played a vital role in victory.
“I think it’s a masterstroke again from Steven Gerrard, getting his tactics right, his team selection right and to bring him back in,” Hutton told Football Insider.
“He really drove the team on, went under the radar, did all the things that he had to do, right place, right time, got things going.
“He was really a standout performer.”
Davis sat out the Scottish League Cup final earlier in December due to a bruised foot, the same injury keeping him on the sidelines versus Motherwell and Hibernian.
He came off the bench for a 12-minute cameo against Kilmarnock and now has a total of 27 appearances across all competitions this season.
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