By Jack Cunningham

27th Sep, 2021 | 1:00pm

Rangers man John Lundstram starting to show what he can do

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister believes that John Lundstram has been “trying too hard” after his difficult start to life at Ibrox.

The Gers picked up the 27-year-old on a free after he left Sheffield United and in some games, he has struggled this season, with Alex Rae calling him out [Clyde 1’s Superscoreboard].

However, Steven Gerrard praised him after the Bears’ 1-0 win over Dundee FC [Rangers TV].

He said: “John’s a fantastic player. He’s showed his quality in the last three games. OK, he’s been finding his feet and it does take time to get up to speed and work out how people play, but he was an absolute powerhouse today.”

On top of this McAllister said earlier last week that Lundstram was improving [Yorkshire Live].

“All of a sudden he’s at a club where we enjoy a lot of possession of the football. The team he played for, no disrespect to them, didn’t have as much of the ball as we have. There are big differences. I think he’s getting there.

“I think it’s his eagerness and his willingness to actually do well. He’s maybe trying too hard.”

So things are looking up for Lundstram and it seems as if Gerrard and his backroom staff are impressed with what they are seeing.

Remember, this is a player who has played nearly 200 EFL games and also 62 Premier League games, which you don’t do if you are a bad player.

Yes, he had a tough start to life in Glasgow but things are looking much better for the former Everton man and we hope that he continues to improve.

Steven Davis isn’t getting any younger and the Gers could have his ideal replacement in Lundstram.

Certainly, that is what McAllister hinted at last week, and it seems as if the midfielder will be played as a sitting midfielder going forward and he could be perfect for the job.

It hasn’t been an easy start for Lundstram but perhaps things are going to get better for him as he starts to rack up more impressive performances in this new role.

In other Rangers news, Jack Ross has sent the Gers warning ahead of Sunday’s game.