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‘Wasn’t his best’: Hutton delivers very honest verdict on £4.5m Rangers man, after defeat

Alan Hutton has told Premier Sports that Giovanni van Bronckhorst might have played Rangers man James Sands in the wrong position – as the Ibrox…

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Alan Hutton has told Premier Sports that Giovanni van Bronckhorst might have played Rangers man James Sands in the wrong position – as the Ibrox side suffered a dismal 2-0 defeat to Belgian outfit Union St. Gilloise.

The Gers began their European campaign, after reaching the Europa League final last season, away from home. They were favourites to beat a side that defied expectation to finish second in Belgium’s Jupiler League last term.

But Rangers were flat, and suffered a 2-0 loss away from home. A really poor loss, that enormously dents their chances of achieving Champions League football. American star Sands played as a centre-back, alongside Connor Goldson.

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The first goal came from the left, Sands failing to deal with what looked like a comfortable situation. Rangers icon Hutton questioned whether centre-back is his position – suggesting he was played in the wrong position.

“He’s versatile, he can play in midfield but I don’t see him playing in that position. It’s one that he will look at, it wasn’t his best performance – but he is capable of a lot better for sure,” Hutton said.

Hutton: Rangers man Sands played in wrong position

It is a strange one, given van Bronckhorst has left John Souttar at home and Ben Davies – a £4million signing from Liverpool – was on the bench. Davies did come on towards the end of the game but the damage was done.

Sands has been used more regularly in midfield during his 18-month Rangers loan spell from New York City. What is clear, whatever position Sands prefers, he will have to do a lot more to prove he is worth his £4.5million permanent fee.

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