Belfast Telegraph

Tuesday 21 October 2014

Hutton strives for new Rangers deal

Stenhousemuuir 0 Rangers 4: Midfielder Kyle Hutton is determined to use the final three matches of Rangers' season to fight for his future at the club.

The 23-year-old, who played the full 90 minutes as goals from Steven Smith, Dean Shiels, Lee McCulloch and Nicky Law secured a 4-0 victory over Stenhousemuir on Saturday, is out of contract in the summer.

The win moved Rangers to 33 League One games unbeaten in this campaign, with just matches against Ayr United, Stanraer and Dunfermline now remaining.

Hutton's appearance at Ochilview was just his second league start of a season heavily disrupted by injuries and a struggle to gain regular selection from manager Ally McCoist.

"This is the last year of my contract so I am basically fighting for a deal," he said.

"So obviously in the remaining games if I get my chance I need to go out and show the gaffer that I'm up to having a new deal.

"Hopefully I can do that in the next few games – I will be totally focused. My agent has spoken to the manager so I will just need to see what happens. I just need to keep performing well.

"I'm not sure when it will be sorted out. If I knew I would say, but I have got no idea. Obviously there is stuff going on in the background so you need to wait until all that is sorted out."

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