Chris Sutton has told Todd Cantwell to get whatever he is “angry” about out in the open after his move to Rangers from Norwich.
The 24-year-old left his boyhood club for Ibrox during the January window and has taken to Michael Beale’s side quickly, but in a cryptic post on his Instagram stories on Monday (6 February) he said the “truth” about the “way [he] was treated” at the Championship side would come out.
Sutton, a former Norwich player himself has now criticised the Gers midfielder for rubbing people up the wrong way and creating “unnecessary speculation” by not being clear about the problem.
In his Wednesday (8 February) column for The Pink Un Sutton wrote: “Reading into his message on Instagram it seems he still has a beef with something or someone at the club. Well, if you’re that angry Todd just get it out in the open.
“It doesn’t do him any favours posting cryptic innuendo, and it rubs some people up the wrong way.
“He’s had a really good start at Rangers and set up a goal in their victory at Ross County, and everyone is willing him to do well.
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“It is hard for local boys at their boyhood clubs, it comes with more pressure but he doesn’t endear himself to sections of the Norwich fanbase with the constant innuendos.
“All it leads to is speculation. He has created that and brought it to his own door.
“It creates an unnecessary storm and speculation, and people will wonder why he’s brought a negative back up.”
Behind the scenes
Clearly Cantwell is unhappy about the way things went on his way out of East Anglia but his start at Ibrox has been encouraging.
It was plain to see that all wasn’t right for him at Carrow Road, as his contract was set to expire in the summer and he was far from the key player he had once been.
In the 2019/20 season he had been a standout for the Canaries in the English Premier League and there was a lot of big-money transfer speculation, but in the time since his career had somewhat fizzled out and a new environment was the best thing for him.
So far under Beale he has looked comfortable and could prove to be an ideal midseason signing, so whatever the issues were previously he can look forward now.
Sutton, as a staunch Celtic and Norwich man, is right in the centre of the Venn diagram of those who would have a problem with Cantwell’s social media post, but even he hasn’t been especially scathing.
It probably would be better for the player to just leave the subject alone for the foreseeable future and focus on continuing to adapt in Glasgow, where if he continues the way he has started he won’t have anything to worry about with the Light Blues fanbase.
In other Rangers news, a Celtic-mad manager has grudgingly admitted that the Gers are alongside the Old Firm rivals as a top eight club in Britain.