Alan Hutton has tipped Bongani Zungu to help solve a “weakness” in the Rangers midfield this season.

The former Gers defender and boyhood fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, has lauded the 28-year-old for his range of passing and insisted he has something different to offer to Steven Gerrard’s options at Ibrox.

The South Africa international came off the bench at half-time to make his Rangers debut in Sunday’s 8-0 win over Hamilton.

Despite having seen the midfielder play just 45 minutes for the Gers so far, Hutton has suggested the new signing offers the Glasgow giants a new dimension they have been missing in the middle of the park.

Hutton told Football Insider: I’ve watched obviously clips on YouTube and stuff and he likes to get the ball from the back and he likes to spray it about and it is something different.

“I think the midfielders that we have at the moment, it’s all kind of intricate play – moving, pass, move, pass move, break it up – but I think where he differs is he does have a range of passing so we can start attacks from deep.

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“It’s another piece of the jigsaw that Gerrard is obviously putting together. Maybe he’s seen that as a weakness in the midfield that he wanted to correct, he’s now got that and there’s plenty options.

“He normally plays with the 4-3-3 so there’s a lot of players to try and fit in there so he is going to have to rotate and it’s only good for Rangers.”

Zungu joined Rangers on loan from French side Amiens this summer but has been forced to bide his time under Gerrard.

He has the likes of Steven Davis, Glen Kamara, Ryan Jack, Scott Arfield and Joe Aribo for competition in midfield.

In other Rangers news, Hutton has revealed an Ibrox star will be “raging” after Sunday’s win.