Sam Lammers, who has by no means shone since coming to Rangers, has at least joined his manager in admitting the nonsense about ‘new signings needing time’ is just that, and these players should now be delivering, despite the fact they aren’t.
Lammers, who has been mostly poor, but with a big heart and occasional glimpse of ‘a bit about him’, revealed after the match that the new signings don’t ‘need more time’:
It’s stating the obvious, of course, that the new signings don’t need more time, and that while some individuals will of course settle more slowly than others, that the team looks this bad approaching October is far from a reassuring sign.
Lammers is probably the most popular of all the fails. He is a fail, we’ll say that, but then a striker with 9 goals in 5 years for about 35 different clubs and sold at 25% of his original cost was never going to be a raging success.
But he is a bit more liked because he does work out there, he tries things, and Rangers fans appreciate work ethic and heart. This is why mad Fashion was a bit of a cult hero.
But he at least scored, and assisted. Lammers does very little of either.
Just because a player is more ‘likeable’ doesn’t mean he’s a success on the pitch in any way, and Lammers, like the rest, hasn’t been.
And at least he admits it.
Can he fix it?
Well, can you polish a turd? We’re not sure.