Former Rangers fullback Alan Hutton has backed centre-half George Edmundson to have a bright future at Ibrox, following his performances for the Light Blues this season.
The 22-year-old moved from Oldham Athletic for £700,000 back in June, and Hutton believes the defender has improved as the campaign has gone on:
“He’s going to learn on the job, if you like. I think there is definitely signs there that he is one for the future. He’s definitely grown in stature.”
“You can see he’s a great defender, there’s been the odd mistake but I think you get that, that’s going to happen with young players. I think you’ll see through time he’ll be an excellent defender for Rangers.”
Edmundson did struggle for game time in the opening months of the season, having only played six matches by Christmas.
However, an injury to Filip Helander and the drop in form of both Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson has meant the Englishman has been afforded more game time by manager Steven Gerrard.
One of Edmundson’s best performances came in his first big European game last month. He helped keep a clean sheet in the 1-0 second-leg win over Braga as the Gers progressed to the last 16 of the Europa League.
Since then, the young centre-back has played more regularly, starting all four games following that victory in Portugal.