By Alan Hutton

12th Nov, 2020 | 6:00pm

Pundit Exclusive: Rangers 23-yr-old tipped to dodge Ibrox ace after huge development

Rangers defender George Edmundson is likely to dodge the Ibrox exit door in January.

That is according to Alan Hutton, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge about one of the two players, along with Jordan Jones, whose careers at the Light Blues hang in the balance after their Covid-19 breaches.

The duo have been hit with Scottish Football Association charges and will go in front of a Hampden disciplinary hearing on 19 November, while Rangers are also conducting their own internal investigation.

Like Jones, Edmundson is currently self isolating after being suspended by his club.

Hutton expects the 23-year-old to remain at Ibrox, as the squad composition means he is one of only four senior centre-backs who Steven Gerrard can call upon.

That means even a temporary exit in the winter window is unlikely.

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Asked if he thought Edmundson could be sold or sent out on loan after his breach left Rangers and their fans fuming, Hutton told Football Insider: “Possibly, I mean, there’s obviously a queue in front of him at the moment.

“Connor Golson has been a rock and he’s an ever-present in the team as long as he doesn’t get injured so then it’s one. They’ve got Balogun, Helander, the problem is you need four.

“I think they will keep him around because you do need somebody else around just in case but he needs to work hard and prove himself to be fighting for the position.

“You can’t just be: ‘Alright, it’s Goldson, then there’s another two and I’m the third one after that.’ 

“That’s not the position you want to be. You want to be pushing for that first-team and he needs to get down to hard work to prove that again.” 

In other news, Rangers have held talks with English sensation and a contract has been offered.