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Highly-rated left-back Gutman could allow Halliday to return to Rangers’ midfield

Steven Gerrard has confirmed he is taking a look at two American triallists over the coming days with a view to adding them to his Rangers squad, as per the Sun.

American international midfielder Matt Polster is one, and he is joined by promising left back Andrew Gutman, who reportedly has a good reputation within college football.

Gutman has played for Chicago Fire and having completed his studies, he is now reportedly looking to fully kickstart his football career.

Gerrard has Borna Barisic at left-back, but injury problems to the summer signing have pressed both Jon Flanagan and Andy Halliday into action in that role so far this season.

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But signing Gutman as an out and out option in that role would allow 27-year-old Halliday to return to a role at the base of midfield, where Gerrard perhaps lacks options at present.

Ryan Jack is a nailed-on starter when his fitness allows, but Gerrard could do with other options to get on the ball and make things happen in the engine room.

Halliday could be that man and has already showed his commitment to what Gerrard is trying to do by playing out o of position; but would surely relish the chance to play as a deep playmaker once more.

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