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Ex-Rangers man Alan Hutton suggests Scotland return would appeal

Alan Hutton of Aston Villa In action during a training session at Bodymoor Heath training ground on May 03, 2019 in Birmingham, England.

Alan Hutton made almost 100 appearances during his previous Ibrox side Rangers, but does Steven Gerrard need him now?

Alan Hutton of Aston Villa during a training session at the club's training ground at Bodymoor Heath on September 14, 2018 in Birmingham, England.

Former Glasgow Rangers man Alan Hutton has suggested to BBC Sport that he’d be keen on a return to Scotland.

Hutton is currently a free agent after his contract with Aston Villa expired, but he has suggested that a move north of the border again would appeal.

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Hutton’s last spell in Scotland was with Rangers, and he spent five years at Ibrox before leaving.

Hutton left Rangers to join Tottenham Hotspur and he has been in English football ever since.

The experienced right-back is now searching for a new club though, but he is yet to receive an offer which has really appealed to him.

 

“There's been nothing from Scotland," he said. "I'd listen to all offers. If that was to move back home, that would be a possibility.

"I don't want to look back and think I should have played an extra couple of years. My mind is telling me to stick with, stay fit, and something might come up.”

Should Rangers move now?

With Hutton showing a willingness to return to Scotland, Steven Gerrard may have looked at the experienced full-back’s comments.

However, it seems that Rangers have moved on without the 34-year-old now.

Ryan Shotton of Middlesbrough battles for possession with Alan Hutton of Aston Villa during the Sky Bet Championship Play Off Semi Final second leg match between Aston Villa and...

Hutton would only re-join Rangers as back-up to James Tavernier, and it is arguable whether he is needed.

Rangers already have Jon Flanagan who can feel in at right-back as cover, and Ross McCrorie has also been playing there on a loan spell with Portsmouth.

With Hutton now reaching the age of 34, he would only be a very short term option for the Blues.

And even though a return to Scotland may now appeal to Hutton, Gerrard’s side seem unlikely to be the club which offers him a contract.

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