Former Glasgow Rangers player Alex Rae hammered John Lundstram following his performance in the Gers’ 1-0 defeat to Dundee United on Saturday.
The Lowdown: Gers suffer loss
The £6.3m-valued Lundstram (Transfermarkt) was selected in the starting line-up by Steven Gerrard, just as he was against Malmo in the first leg of the Gers’ third round Champions League qualifying tie – the Light Blues were on the losing side on both occasions.
The Latest: Rae slams Lundstram
“You look at Lundstram in the middle of the park, I am struggling to see what he is actually bringing at the moment.
“I have to take on board that like most players that come to a new club he is trying to get up to speed, but I don’t know what he is bringing to the park.
“Rangers need someone to go from middle to front so that they can get runners going in behind, because when you are playing against a team that have a low block, two banks that you have to break, you need to get runners going in behind and get them stretched to find those gaps.”
The Verdict: Dilemma for Gerrard
It has not been the best start to Lundstram’s career north of the border. Having signed on a free transfer from Sheffield United (rangers.co.uk), many believed that the midfielder’s arrival would provide a big boost to the 55-time Scottish champions. So far, though, he has looked off the pace and has struggled to deal with what is being asked of him, already finding himself shipping criticism not just from Rae, but from numerous Gers fans.
Is Lundstram good enough for Rangers?
The second leg of that Malmo clash is on Tuesday – after losing the first leg 2-1, the Gers must win to give themselves a chance of progressing to the play-off round. After this latest showing against the Tangerines, Gerrard now has a dilemma as to whether to include Lundstram in the starting line-up for the match against the Swedish champions.
In other news, Rangers are ready to listen to offers for this 22-year-old.
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