Rangers told they will have to prioritise replacement for key man certain to leave this summer

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Former Rangers defender Alan Hutton has urged his old club to sign a replacement for winger Ryan Kent this summer.

Hutton has tipped Michael Beale to try and put his own stamp on the Gers first team, having taken the reins back in November following the sacking of Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

But it looks like one player who will have to be replaced is wide man Kent, who will be out of contract in the summer.

The 26-year-old has yet to sign a new deal at Ibrox, although Football Insider revealed that Rangers still have hopes the player will stay amid interest from Burnley.

However, if the former Liverpool youngster does move on, Beale still has other attacking options at his disposal.

Tom Lawrence, who is also out of contract in the summer, could fill Kent‘s role while Rabbi Matondo is still at the club despite dropping down the pecking order this season.

The Scottish Premiership giants also signed Todd Cantwell in January, with the former Norwich man able to play centrally or out wide.

But when asked if Rangers need to bring in a replacement for Kent, Hutton told Football Insider: “Of course they will.

“Beale will be looking at his squad at this moment in time, Lawrence is still to come back, Matondo we have seen what he is capable of, [Fashion] Sakala is still there, Cantwell as well.

“There is options but if you lose the number one player, your go-to guy, Beale will want to bring somebody in.

“That has been a factor since he walked through the door, he will want to put his own stamp on the team.

“I am sure if Kent does leave he will want to bring in reinforcements.”

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