Alan Hutton says it is in the best interests of Rangers defender Matt Polster that he leaves the club after seeing his chances of game time at Ibrox diminish further.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers and Scotland star says that the American international has had enough chances to make his mark in Glasgow and that he has not taken them.

As revealed exclusively by Football Insider, the 26-year-old is set to fall further down the pecking order behind rising star Nathan Patterson a shot, the teenage talent seen as having the ability to challenge James Tavernier in the near future.

Hutton says that at his age, Polster should be looking to play regular football and that sticking around at Ibrox is only going to harm his chances moving forward.

Asked if it was time Polster moved on, Hutton told Football Insider: “Probably, I mean he’s had enough opportunities now. You get a feeling as a player that you’re nowhere near it, you’re not really going to play, you’re not in the manager’s plans.

“It can be difficult but sometimes you have to make these decisions and it is time to leave. He’s at an age where he wants to be playing football, you don’t just want to be sitting, not playing. I think it would be in his best interests to try and move on and play football.”

Polster has a total of just three appearances for the Light Blues’ first-team this season, only one of which came in the Premiership.

He only has one more game under his belt for Steven Gerrard since arriving on a free transfer in January earlier in 2019.

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