A Rangers insider has delivered a big behind-the-scenes claim regarding Aaron Ramsey…
The former Gers player and current Rangers TV pundit, Alan Hutton, has provided an insight into the impact the Welsh international has had since arriving at the club on loan from Italian giants Juventus in January.
He told Football Insider: “I’ve heard little bits.
“Obviously his whole mentality, the way he is a player, he’s played at big clubs that are going to win things.
“I think the bar for yourself, you raise it when these players walk into the building. They expect a certain amount of talent to be out there on the pitch.
“You have to show it. I think he’s raised that bar. Everybody knows how much of a talented player he is and they want to get to that level. It’s things like that, just little things, that make the squad better.”
This claim from Hutton will surely delight fans as it shows that the midfielder is still making a difference for the side despite his limited involvement on the pitch so far.
It has been a frustrating start to his spell at Ibrox as he is yet to start a Premiership or Europa League match for Gio van Bronckhorst. His only start so far has come in the Scottish Cup in a 3-0 win over Annan Athletic, with the former Arsenal man picking up an assist for Filip Helander’s goal in the match.
He has only played two matches in the Premiership and has accrued 30 minutes of football in the competition, which highlights how much of a struggle it has been for him throughout February. The midfielder missed the second leg of the win over Borussia Dortmund in Europe through injury, but he still has plenty of time left to come in and be a difference-maker on the pitch.
For now, though, fans will be delighted to read that Ramsey has been a positive influence off the pitch. His arrival has seemingly given everyone at the club a boost and his experience could prove vital as the Gers go deeper into a title race with Celtic and the latter stages of the Europa League.
Therefore, the supporters will be pleased that he is having an impact at the club in spite of his struggles to get on the pitch. Whilst it is not ideal that he has been dealing with injury issues, at least he is not simply taking his payslip and making no contribution to the side.