Rangers fans have responded after former player, Alan Hutton, announced his retirement from football on Wednesday.
The former Gers and Scotland right-back told listeners of his decision on talkSPORT, as he brought the curtain down on a professional career spanning 18 years.
The 35-year-old last played for Aston Villa and had been a free agent since his release by the Birmingham club at the end of the 2018/19 season.
BREAKING: Alan Hutton announces his retirement from football after a brilliant career. 👏
— talkSPORT (@talkSPORT) February 19, 2020
Hutton remains Rangers’ record sale after Tottenham forked out £9 million for his services in 2008.
The move came after the right-back had earned just shy of 100 top-flight appearances for the Gers, playing a part in the title-winning side of 2004/05.
He went on to win the League Cup with Tottenham at the end of the 2007/08 season and spent three years at White Hart Lane before joining Villa.
There, the Glasgow-born defender became a popular figure amongst the fans, and in between loan spells with Nottingham Forest, Mallorca and Bolton, he racked up 185 league appearances.
During his final season at the club, he played an impressive 33 times, helping Villa to promotion to the Premier League.
While he never experienced a major tournament with Scotland, Hutton did accumulate 50 caps for the national team.
All told, he enjoyed an impressive career, and when Rangers tweeted to wish him well in retirement, plenty of Bears followed suit.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
Not had a right back like him since. Happy retirement Alan!
— ᒪᎥᗩᗰ (@LiamWATP) February 19, 2020
Bit gutted we never got him back at some point.
— nathaniel hutton (@HuttonNathaniel) February 19, 2020
Phenomenal rampaging down that right flank for us for those years we had him. Wee McGeady was terrified of him. All the best 👍🏻
— Alfie Atkin (@AlfieBoy78) February 19, 2020
This makes me feel old. I’m 23. Feels like a lifetime ago I watched him flying up and down that right wing. What a player
— Nathan (@nathanj3001) February 19, 2020
The real Blue Cafu
— Rhys (@WATPRhys) February 19, 2020
Great career Alan Hutton 👍🏻👍🏻
— Trey (@Jackson3939390) February 19, 2020
Some player 🇬🇧💙
— Thomo10 (@Thomo103) February 19, 2020
All the best Alan, great player!
— Ryan Harris (@RyanDHarris777) February 19, 2020
What a player 💙
— Ross🐺 (@rossccco) February 19, 2020
When we sold him he was unstoppable.
Never hit those heights consistently again (or before that season really), but at the time he looked set for greatness.
— Mark Thomson (@MarkThomson79) February 19, 2020