Rangers: Alan Hutton not concerned by age of current squad

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Alan Hutton has stated that he doesn’t see the average age of Rangers‘ squad being a problem.

The Gers are currently right in the thick of a battle for the SPFL title as well as also looking to be competitive in the Champions League, something that has been a challenge thus far for Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side.

One thing that could potentially hold them back this season is the average age of their squad which is said to be the oldest in the SPFL according to CIES Football Observatory because it could mean a lot of their players need longer to recover with their bodies ageing.

Hutton, however, isn’t worried about it as he conducted an interview about the Gers with Football Insider.

“I think moving forward you always want to have a young, hungry squad, young players coming through, but you need that experience as well.

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“I know we’re talking about the likes of Allan McGregor, [Steven] Davis, [James] Tavernier’s now 30, [Connor] Goldson. So I understand that, but you need that mix of experience, people who have done it before.

“I don’t see it being a huge problem. As long as you’ve got a plan for the future and are looking ahead to eventually bring someone in to replace these guys. I’m pretty sure they’ll be doing that, they’ll be working hard on the recruitment side of it so I don’t see it being an issue at this moment in time.”

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The Gers looked to make strides over the summer to improve and bolster their squad ahead of a tricky Champions League and domestic campaign, but with the club handing new deals to both Allan McGregor and Steven Davis who are well and truly into the twilight years of their career, it doesn’t seem as though much planning has gone into the future.

While clubs do indeed need a good blend of youth and experience to be successful on the pitch, it seems as though offering deals to both McGregor and Davis, who haven’t been regular starters this season, was perhaps a desperate move from Rangers.

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