Alan Hutton has backed a potential change of formation from Steven Gerrard at Rangers this season.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers full-back believes the quality in the squad has improved significantly and there are players battling for a place all over the pitch.

As quoted by the Herald, Gerrard hinted he could change tactics to a 3-5-2 formation thanks to the quality in depth in at both centre-back and centre-forward.

The Gers boss has the likes of Filip Helander and Calvin Bassey waiting in the wings in defence, while Kemar Roofe, Jermain Defoe and Cedric Itten could join Alfredo Morelos up top.

Hutton believes a change of formation could work wonders for the Glasgow giants and insists he would be fully behind the switch.

Asked if he liked the sound of a 3-5-2 at Ibrox, Hutton told Football Insider: “I do, I think defensively they’re strong, they’ve got some big centre-halves that can cope with that.

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“Then you’ve got your flying full-backs that actually I think suit that formation better to be honest because it takes that pressure of defending off. They do well but that’s not their top attribute, they love bombing forward.

“They’ve got a strong midfield of three, which again is so difficult to pick, they’ve got four or five real great players and again up front, if they play two, they’ve got so many choices.

“Obviously the new boys coming in add to the competition – I think Rangers have done really well with their signings, they’ve made the squad that much stronger and that’s what they need to try and topple Celtic.”

Gerrard told the Herald: “There’s no doubt we’ve now got the option to go with three at the back. We’ve got four terrific centre-backs all at different stages of their career.

“Now that we’ve got more firepower in the door, it’s something that could be on my mind. if I feel it’s necessary or makes sense to play 3-5-2, I’ll have absolutely no doubts about doing it.”

In other Rangers news, Hutton has been left head over heels with a new arrival at Ibrox.