Rangers criticism aimed at form Ibrox star after Aberdeen disappointment
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Rangers criticism aimed at form Ibrox star after Aberdeen disappointment

Rangers star John Lundstram had been winning the Ibrox crowd over but on an emotional night in Govan the player came in for criticism for his performance against Aberdeen.

The midfielder has just came through a purple patch in Rangers’ colours but he’s finding out quickly that you’re only as good as your last game when it comes to life at Ibrox.

Lundstram’s lack of ambition in passing forward and lack of bite against Aberdeen were a worrying sight for Rangers fans who’d began to get used to a level of consistency from the player.

Lundstram will probably admit himself that this was amongst his worst performances in a Gers shirt and as passes went astray and the midfielder looked lost at times, he was eventually hooked after an hour.

Lunny’s replacement Scott Arfield didn’t have too much of an influence on the match either – and they certainly weren’t the only ones – but John’s disappointing performance certainly contributed to a disappointing result.

Lundstram was involved in the criminal first Aberdeen goal which saw a combination of himself, and Connor Goldson concede the opener from our own by-kick.

Rangers fans aim criticism at John Lundstram after Aberdeen draw

There were several poor performances across the night – both individually, in groups and as a collective – and this isn’t about scapegoating anyone for the club’s latest disappointment.

But fans have reined in much of the recent praise afforded Lundstram in the aftermath of the 2-2 draw with Aberdeen as Rangers dropped points at home yet again this season.

The result is Rangers’ third Scottish Premiership draw in four home matches and when the chips are down, the Ibrox support expects leaders to take responsibility and drive the team to victory.

In Lundstram’s position – one ordinarily occupied by Steven Davis – there’s an added pressure to do so and against the Dons the 27-year-old came up short:

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Rangers retain their position at the top of the Scottish Premiership but after Celtic beat Hibs 3-1 our Old Firm rivals are now within two points of the Ibrox club.

It was an emotional night at Ibrox after the passing of Walter Smith, with fans finding one positive amid the abject disappointment of the display.