By Pranav Shahaney

3rd Sep, 2021 | 7:10pm

Barry Ferguson urges Rangers midfielder John Lundstram to step up

Rangers summer signing John Lundstram has been told to step up by Barry Ferguson.

The former Gers midfielder claims he’s seen enough of the 27-year-old to be optimistic, but his performances thus far have been underwhelming.

He believes that Rangers’ strongest area of the pitch is their midfield, and he will find it difficult to become a nailed-on starter for Steven Gerrard.

In his Daily Record column, he wrote, “I have seen enough of John Lundstram at Sheffield United to know he’s capable of being a right good player up here.

“But he’s going to have to go some to break into the strongest area of the team. He needs to get the head down, work hard and get to grips with the pressure.”

Lot of work needed

We believe Lundstram is a decent signing who undoubtedly improves this side.

Having watched him for a few years in the English Championship and then the Premier League, he’s clearly a player who’s got a certain X-factor about him.

However, since his move to the Ibrox, we’ve not seen that player and it would be frustrating for Gerrard as everything pointed towards him being a perfect fit for his side.

That said, these are still early days and we’re sure that the manager must be working extremely hard behind the scenes to make him good enough to start week in and week out.

Thus far, he is almost a liability with a few moments of brilliance. What Rangers need is more consistency from the player.

It remains to be seen if and when Lundstram displays the same kind of performances as he did in England.

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