By Alan Hutton

15th Jun, 2022 | 7:55am

Rangers could sign Ross Stewart on one condition after update - Hutton

Alan Hutton has suggested Rangers will need to guarantee regular game time to lure Ross Stewart from Sunderland this summer.

The former Gers defender and Rangers TV pundit, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the 25-year-old would be a “good addition” at Ibrox with experience of the Scottish Premiership under his belt.

The Northern Echo (13 June) claim Stewart is Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s number one striker target this summer amid the uncertainty surrounding Alfredo Morelos.

Both the Colombia and Scotland internationals are out of contract next summer

Hutton hailed Stewart’s form in England and suggested he has the attributes to be a success at Ibrox.

However, he insisted the striker would not want to join as a squad player.

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Hutton told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “He’s Scottish, he knows what it’s all about. He can understand what it is to play for Rangers and the pressure that comes with that.

“Being down south in League One, you have to be robust. You have to be able to deal with everything that goes along with that, it’s a tough league.

“He’s scored some big goals, in the semi-final of the play-offs, he scored in the play-off final to help Sunderland get back to the Championship. He is a number nine for me.

“He’s a big boy, he can hold the ball up and he knows where the goal is, he’s proven he can score goals. I think he would be a good addition depending on the fee and if Morelos stays or goes.

“He’s going to want to play football because the Championship is a good level. You’re not going to come to Rangers just to sit on the bench.”

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