Rangers legend Barry Ferguson insists Ibrox midfielder John Lundstram can be a “right good player” for Steven Gerrard’s side – but warned the Englishman he needs to “get the head down, work hard and get to grips with the pressure” he faces as a Rangers player.
Since moving to Rangers over the summer, Lundstram has struggled to hit his stride with Gers fans from impressed with his early performances.
Ferguson is certain Lundstram has what it takes to succeed at Ibrox though and reminded the former Sheffield United star that the pressure at Rangers is “nothing like” what he experienced in England.
“I have seen enough of John Lundstram at Sheffield United to know he’s capable of being a right good player up here,” Ferguson said.
“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.
“No disrespect to Sheffield United, who were great for a year in the Premier League then had a difficult time last season, it’s nothing like what he’s now experiencing.”
Lundstram really needs to turn things around quickly after a poor start for Rangers with the Ibrox midfield not exactly short of options.
The international break will give him a chance to reset and try get things heading in the right direction as he aims to prove his quality at Rangers.
While Lundstram has had a pretty dismal time so far at Ibrox, he doesn’t have far to look to see how quickly things can change.
Few would have expected Borna Barisic to turn things around as staggeringly as he did but the Croatian international has gone from looking like a dud to an integral member of the side that lifted the Scottish Premiership last season.