Rangers fans are buzzing after new signing John Lundstram was snapped in training ahead of Saturday’s pre-season friendly at Tranmere Rovers.
The Gers got their preparations for 2021/22 off to a positive start on Monday evening with a 1-0 victory over Partick Thistle.
Lundstram’s arrival had been announced earlier in the day but he wasn’t deemed ready to be involved.
The 27-year-old took full part in training on Thursday, though, with the club’s official account posting a photo of him in action and hinting that he’s set to make his first appearance at the weekend.
💪 Lundstram straight to work ahead of Tranmere on Saturday. pic.twitter.com/rMcdjqMEkn
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) July 8, 2021
The Gers are crossing the border to face EFL League Two outfit Tranmere, who are managed by former Dundee United boss Micky Mellon, and it looks like an ideal fixture in which to give minutes to new arrivals like Lundstram and Nnamdi Ofoborh.
Players coming back from injury, like Ryan Kent and Niko Katic, could also feature.
New signings always attract the most attention, though, and given his Premier League experience, all eyes will be on Lundstram if he gets the nod at Prenton Park.
It looks like the former Sheffield United star is in good shape ahead of the game and the responses to the tweet from Bears were overwhelmingly positive.
Here’s a selection of reactions:
Buzzing to see this lad star in the famous colours 🔴⚪️🔵
— True Blues Loyal ©️™️®️ (@TrueBluesLoyal1) July 8, 2021
— Barrie (@twowordsbaz) July 8, 2021
— Drewseppi Smithiello 🇮🇹🏴 (@DrewConnell1) July 8, 2021
Looks like a specimen 💪🏻🔴⚪️🔵
— Alfie Atkin (@AlfieBoy78) July 8, 2021
brilliant, love that
— Ryan 🇬🇧 (@Ryane1872) July 8, 2021
He’s just a big unit ain’t he !
— Lee McMillan (@millan_676) July 8, 2021
He looks the part ,now show us all 56 is coming https://t.co/MW5TUo08lQ
— Neil Mawhinney (@mawhinney_neil) July 8, 2021
The noise around Lundstram hasn’t all been positive, though, with an EFL club expert dropping a warning about his attitude.