Rangers hall of fame beckons for John Lundstram if he stays for years - Mo Ross
John Lundstram has been a revelation for Rangers since Giovanni van Bronckhorst took over and he is now almost irreplaceable at Ibrox.
The Englishman arrived in Glasgow in the summer on a free transfer from Sheffield United after the Blades were relegated from the Premier League but he failed to impress Steven Gerrarad.
Once the now Aston Villa boss moved on in November though, Lundstram was given a lifeline with the Light Blues and he has taken it with both hands.
Ex-Gers player, now Cowdenbeath manager, Mo Ross thinks the 28-year-old could become a Rangers legend if he plays for another six or seven years.
“John Lundstram’s 28 now and Rangers should be getting his best years. So let’s keep this boy and build around him,” Ross said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.
“Steven Davis is kind of moving out. Surround Lundstram with good, young players, he can be the cornerstone of the team.
“When he’s 33, he can play centre-back every week. We’ve already seen he can do it.
“It’s incredible to think there were grumblings about Lundstram, and he could’ve left in January.
“He’s a Premier League player all day long. If you’re talking Ryan Kent’s worth, then double that for Lundstram.
“But hopefully he keeps on showing what he’s shown the last six weeks, plays another seven years at Rangers, and ends up in the Hall of Fame.”
We are very glad to see Lundstram come back from being almost out in the cold under Gerrard to one of the main men under van Bronckhordt because without him, we may not have achieved what we have.
Our run to the Europa League semi-finals have been massively helped by the 28-year-old’s tenacious nature in the middle of the park and his Duracell bunny engine means he does it all day long too.
It isn’t just mindless running around though, he is very intelligent with when and how he runs about and is there to mop up any danger more often than not.
Finding such a player is so difficult because not many have the nouse to go with the stamina but the Englishman has it in abundance.
He has almost become as important to the side as captain James Tavernier, centre-half general Connor Goldson and tricky winger Ryan Kent and he will be one of the first names on the team sheet for every game this season.