John Lundstram justifies Sheffield United exit with Rangers display v Celtic

John Lundstram finally gets what he wanted from leaving Sheffield United for Rangers

He might not be at Sheffield United anymore, but some Blades do still like to keep an eye on how John Lundstram is doing at Rangers.

Lundstram left United in the summer after failing to sign a new contract at Bramall Lane. His exit left a sour taste in the mouth of a lot of fans, who felt he should have penned fresh terms given United were the team who got him the platform to perform in the first place.

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But it wasn’t to be, and Lundstram signed for Rangers. Of course, it is a massive club and a big move for the former United number seven. Few can deny the lure of Ibrox is there for players, and this week, Lundstram appears to have finally got what he wanted.

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After initially enduring a slow start to life in Glasgow, Lundstram seems to have established himself of late. In the opening months of the season, we covered how Lundstram hadn’t quite settled, and inconsistent performances had led some Rangers fans to question his signing.


However, it’s safe to say that Lundstram has had a few days to remember in a Rangers shirt. And with that, he’s got exactly what he signed up for in signing for the Scottish giants.

Lundstram produced a fine display in midweek as Rangers saw off Braga over 120 minutes in the Europa League. And yesterday, he followed it up with a man of the match performance as Rangers came from behind to see off Celtic in the Scottish Cup at Hampden Park.

In fairness to Lundstram, he didn’t half put in a fine performance yesterday. He was everywhere for Rangers, putting in big tackles, making interceptions, and still using the ball well.

The Daily Record lauded the former Blade, giving him a 9/10 for his performance.

“Absolute workhorse set tempo as Rangers won midfield battle. Great tackle set up Ryan Kent for early chance. Superb 25-yard effort smacked back off post. Key interception on the hour mark denied Maeda a certain goal. Replaced by Kamara in extra time. 9

So, while Lundstram’s exit still doesn’t sit right among some Blades fans, it’s safe to say this past week has fully justified Lundtram’s decision to exit Bramall Lane.

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