BBC pundit reacts as John Lundstram suffers injury in Rangers win v St Mirren
Rangers midfielder John Lundstram was taken off with an injury scare during the 4-0 win v St Mirren in the Scottish Premier League on Sunday.
In the first half, Lundstram injured himself in a challenge with former Rangers winger Jordan Jones. At first look, it gives the impression that he has picked up a groin injury.
He was taken off and was replaced by Northern Ireland international Steven Davis in central midfield.
He has been one of the in-form players for the club in recent months, and Alan Hutton has suggested that losing him is a big blow.
“Losing John Lundstram is a blow. He took time to bed in because he was coming from Sheffield United, a team who didn’t have so much possession, to a Rangers, who expect to have lots of it,” said Hutton on BBC Radio Live 5.
“That’s what he had to adapt to. Giovanni van Bronckhorst trusts him in the big games – he gives him versatility and that’s why he’s played more than Steven Davis.”
The loss of Lundstram would be a huge blow ahead of Thursday’s Europa League return against Braga.
With Joe Aribo and Glen Kamara both underperforming, the last thing Giovanni van Bronckhorst needed was another injury to his key player.
Already Alfredo Morelos has been ruled out for the rest of the season, and now it looks like Lundrastam will be out for a while.
It seems like a groin injury, and he will definitely miss the clash against Braga next Thursday.
The Gers are already trailing 1-0 from the first leg, but there is a hope that they can turn it around in the return leg at Ibrox.
The league is almost going out of their hands following their defeat against Celtic. However, the win here will serve as a big boost ahead of the crucial Europa League clash.
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