John Lundstram compared to Rangers icon after wowing in Celtic win


Ex-Rangers star compares Lundstram to Ibrox icon as he makes transfer claim

Former Rangers star Mo Ross admits John Lundstram’s performance in the Scottish Cup semi-final win over Celtic reminded him of midfield icon Graeme Souness as he insisted the Englishman is worth “double” whatever Rangers value Ryan Kent at.

After a slow start to his Ibrox career, the Scouser has become an integral part of the Rangers midfield and Ross could see shades of Souness as Lundstram prowled the Hampden pitch two weeks ago.

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Lundstram will no doubt have a key role to play this afternoon when the sides meet again in the final Old Firm of the season – with Ross claiming a long-term stint at Ibrox could see Lundstram find himself in the club’s Hall of Fame.

“Lundstram was strolling about the pitch like Graeme Souness in the semi-final!” Ross said [Daily Record]

“There’s a clip from Rangers’ archives where I see Souness in an Old Firm game just turn and clip a pass out to Davie Cooper standing right on the touchline.

“That’s what Lundstram reminded me of when he did a similar thing in the semi-final – zipping one out to James Tavernier. And the way he goes in with 100 per cent commitment to tackles – bang – then goes calm. That’s a gift.

“Typical midfield grafters are on 10 out of 10 intensity all the time so, when it comes to a composed pass, they can skew it.

“Lundstram, however, goes from totally intense to completely calm just in a flash.

“He’s an English Premier League player all day long. If you’re talking Ryan Kent’s worth, double that for Lundstram.

“But hopefully he keeps on showing what he has shown the last six weeks, plays for another seven years at Rangers and ends up in the Hall of Fame.”

Rangers turnaround has been remarkable from Lundstram

As recently as January, Lundstram looked as though he was destined for the exit so the turnaround in the last few months has been nothing short of miraculous.

The former Sheffield United star will be vital this afternoon and in the coming weeks as Rangers look to secure a historic, if unlikely, treble.

A few more Souness-esque performances certainly wouldn’t go amiss between now and the end of the month for Rangers.

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