Chris Sutton comments on Andy King to Rangers loan transfer

30 Sep 2001:  Chris Sutton of Celtic holds off Barry Ferguson of Rangers during the Rangers v Celtic match in the Scottish Premier League at Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow. Mandatory Credit: David...

Andy King has joined Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers on loan from Leicester City.

Rangers new signing Andy King is seen during the Scottish League Cup second round match between East Fife and Rangers at Bayview Stadium  on August 18, 2019 in Methil, Scotland. Andy King at Rangers

Chris Sutton has suggested in The Daily Record that Brendan Rodgers did not want to hurt Celtic by sanctioning Andy King’s loan move to Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers from Leicester City.

Rangers have secured the services of King on loan from Premier League club Leicester.


Experienced midfielder

The Wales international is a very good and experienced midfielder who won the league title in England with the Foxes in 2015-16.

The signing of the 30-year-old midfielder makes Rangers stronger and better equipped to challenge bitter Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title this season.


Rodgers is a former Celtic manager who was hugely successful during his spell in charge of the Hoops.

Former Celtic striker Sutton, who now works as a pundit for BBC Sport and BT Sport, does not believe that Rodgers is trying to hurt the Bhoys’ chances of winning the league title for the ninth successive season by sending King on loan to Rangers.

Sutton wrote in The Daily Record: “Andy King might not have had a sniff at Leicester for a couple of years but he’s got experience and will give further options.

“I don’t buy the suggestion it’s Brendan Rodgers putting the boot into his old club. I doubt he even cares.

“It’s a chance for a player he sees surplus to requirements to go out and get games and how it affects the Scottish title race won’t matter a jot to him.”

Manager of Leicester City Brendan Rogers looks on from the sidelines during the Premier League match between Chelsea FC and Leicester City at Stamford Bridge on August 18, 2019 in London,...

Europa League progress

Meanwhile, former Celtic striker Jackie Dziekanowski has backed Rangers to get past his ex-club Legia Warsaw in the Europa League playoff round and progress to the group stage.

Dziekanowski told The Daily Record: ““Rangers are favourites because they have made big progress.”

Dziekanowski added: “They have made a fantastic start to the league campaign with eight goals in two games but Legia are struggling for form. If they don’t drastically improve then Rangers will definitely win.”

Sheyi Ojo of Rangers celebrates scoring a goal in the first half during the UEFA Europa League Third Qualifying Round Second Leg match between Rangers and Midtjylland at Ibrox Stadium on...

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