Alan Hutton admits he has been frustrated watching Rangers winger Sheyi Ojo this season and insists he is under serious threat of losing his place to other options at Ibrox.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, the former Gers defender and lifelong fan of the Light Blues says that the Liverpool loanee has struggled to perform on a consistent basis and that he is facing a fight to keep his place in the starting XI.
Ojo has played 23 times already since swapping Anfield for Ibrox this season, scoring five goals and contributing another five assists across all competitions.
However, Hutton insists the 22-year-old will not be a mainstay for much longer if he cannot perform at a high level week in, week out, insisting there are plenty of others who could take his place in the starting lineup.
Hutton told Football Insider: “Personally I think this is the one position where it’s up for grab between three, four possible players.
“How can I say it? Sometimes it’s frustrating because we know there’s a good player in there – he’s got pace, we know he can take people on but he doesn’t always do it. He gets the opportunities, gets in good positions but he doesn’t quite have the finish.
“You can be frustrated watching it, he can be a very good player but I think you’ve got to do it more consistently to play, to nail the spot down. There are two or three players really vying for that position and it’s up for grabs at the moment.”
Brandon Barker has been used by Gerrard in recent weeks, the former Manchester City player starting in the Europa League win over Porto, while Scott Arfield started on the right-hand wing in the league win over Livingston on Sunday afternoon.
In other Rangers news, Paul Robinson has lauded a brilliant player who can’t get into the starting XI at Ibrox.