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.

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Hutton remains Rangers’ record sale after Tottenham forked out Β£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.

Alan Hutton celebrates scoring a UEFA Cup goal for Rangers against Partizan Belgrade in 2006. (Photo by Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images)

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.

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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.

The right-back skippers Aston Villa during what would turn out to be his final season in the professional game. (Photo by Malcolm Couzens/Getty Images)

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:

 

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