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Rangers must scrap reported interest in defender at fourth-placed club


Rangers could be set to bring full-back Alan Hutton back to Ibrox, according to a club insider, and it is a short-sighted move that won’t improve the Gers starting XI.

According to Est Consultancy on Twitter, who have a strong record for bringing inside news from the Gers, there is interest from Ibrox in signing Hutton on a Bosman – a decade after leaving the Light Blues to join Tottenham.

Hutton has fallen back out of favour at Aston Villa after looking as though he had earned a reprieve but has only managed a handful of appearances this term for the club sitting fourth in the Championship.

The former Scotland international turns 34 later this year and isn’t going to be a long-term part of the side and – unless James Tavernier moves on – is a rather short-sighted move and any reported interest in him must be scrapped as soon as possible.

If Gers director of football Mark Allen thinks the Gers need back-up at right-back – or even someone to push Tavernier for the starting XI –  then there must surely be better younger alternatives available who can contribute for a number of years than move for Hutton who is very clearly on the decline.

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While Hutton will be available, the defender will likely still demand a healthy wage to return to Ibrox despite his advancing years.

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