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Should Rangers look at re-signing Alan Hutton in the summer?

Florian Jozefzoon of Brentford FC and Alan Hutton of Aston Villa in action during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brentford and Aston Villa at Griffin Park on January 31, 2017 in...

Should Ibrox side Glasgow Rangers try and re-sign the Scotland international this summer?

Alan Hutton of Glasgow Rangers in action during the Champions League Group E match between VfB Stuttgart and Glasgow Rangers at the Gottlieb Daimler stadium on November 27, 2007 in...

If James Tavernier maintains this standard at Rangers until May then the right-back could well be tempted to re-sign for an English club in the summer.

The 26-year-old already attracted interest from Sunderland in January, according to The Daily Mail, and leaving Ibrox could be a possibility when the window re-opens.

Considering that Lee Hodson is the best back-up option available, you could forgive Graeme Murty if he wanted another right-back in the summer and should he punt for a familiar face?

Jota of Birmingham battles with Alan Hutton of Aston Villa  during the Sky Bet Championship match between Birmingham City and Aston Villa at St Andrews on October 29, 2017 in Birmingham,...

The Mirror reported on Wednesday that Alan Hutton would not be offered a new contract by Aston Villa, meaning that he will leave on a Bosman in June.

At 33, Hutton's time as an influential Championship player might be coming to an end, but the Scottish defender could still do a job - or at least provide better competition than Hodson - in the Premiership again.

He left Rangers in 2008 for a £9 million fee after establishing himself as a big player at Ibrox throughout the previous six years, winning an SPL title in 2005.

Alan Hutton of Aston Villa and Sam Gallagher of Blackburn Rovers clash during the Sky Bet Championship match between Blackburn Rovers and Aston Villa at Ewood Park on April 29, 2017 in...

Within a month of leaving, he was back at Rangers as a fan and said to The Record: "I still love the club and you never know where I'll end up later in my career - I might find myself back at Ibrox one day."

With that in mind, it seems very possible that he would sign on for a second spell with the Gers if Murty wanted him.

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