Ibrox Noise boldly extolled the virtues of new signing John Lundstram after his dominant performance at Tranmere, and as usual the doomsayers objected with the predictable ‘it was only a friendly’ or ‘it was only one game’ piffle.
Four or five matches later, including a powerful second half showing v Livi and the grumpies are finally starting to concede their cynicism.
Let’s be clear, it’s early days for the ex-Sheffield United man, but if what we’ve seen from him in this opening period of his Rangers career is anything to go by, he’s an absolute steal (valued at around £10M) and the complete midfielder.
While lacking the culture, vision and composure of the marvellous Steven Davis, he more than makes up for it with power, pace, defensive reading and an intimidating frame which crushes opponents.
Lundstram ate Livi for breakfast and spat them out, and with all due respect to our former star Jason Holt, he never stood a chance against a giant of this stature.
Lundstram may indeed be big, but he’s nimble, quick, and sharp. He has impressed every time we’ve seen him and the only real shock is that anyone would be surprised a top-flight PL performer with around 60 appearances in England’s marquee division would be anything other than outstanding.
Signing of the summer? Easily. Fashion Sakala is yet to settle in the SPL, while Lundstram has taken to it like old slippers.
We have a lot to look forward to with this giant in the middle.