Rangers midfielder John Lundstram is in the eye of the storm once again at Ibrox after a woeful League Cup Final showing v Celtic.
The former Premier League midfielder is in his second season at Ibrox but there are a growing number of doubters in the Rangers support when it comes to this senior star.
Signed when his contract expired at Sheffield United in the summer of 2021, Rangers fans will remember John Lundstram’s rocky start to life in Glasgow.
The midfielder struggled to get up to speed with the intensity of the football and the high expectations at Rangers and as a result toiled in the opening few months of his switch.
Sent off against Alashkert and repeatedly shown up in the middle of the park, Rangers fans were left scratching their heads as to why the club forked out to sign the Scouser.
Fans asking John Lundstram Rangers question
Reportedly on £22k per week [Salary Sport], or £1.14m per year, it’s costing a lot to keep the player and at the minute Rangers fans are not getting the rewards.
Save for that performance in the 3-0 win over Hearts earlier in the year, John Lundstram has been towing a caravan all season long and has looked a timid, ineffectual option for the club.
Despite murmurs of a niggling injury, Lundstram quite simply hasn’t done enough in his 38 games this season to justify his role in the team and unless that changes then neither will the tone of the grumbles.
Last season, the player’s performances during the Europa League Final run earned him the title of “the best on Earth”. There’s not a Bear with a brass neck red enough to even whisper that now.
We’ve seen flashes of the commanding, powerful, direct and progressive midfielder we believe is inside John Lundstram but flashes are not going to cut it at Ibrox any longer.
We need and demand consistency and Rangers cannot afford to toleraste these injury-prone, underperforming stars any longer.
Returning from yet another injury problem against Celtic, John Lundstram was miles off it and got ran ragged by the opposition three in midfield alongside Glen Kamara.
It’s got plenty wondering if Lundstram is worth the hype or the outlay and Rangers fans will expect the player to be moved on and better quality brought in if he can’t prove his worth between now and May.
In fact, Lundstram is one of 14 Rangers players we reckon could be for the off this summer.