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Oli McBurnie admits to giving John Lundstram a nudge towards Rangers

Sheffield United striker, Oli McBurnie, has admitted he gave John Lundstram a bit of a nudge in the direction of Rangers.

McBurnie is a well known supporter of the Gers. Like with Swansea, the United number nine makes his feelings clear when it comes to the blue half of Glasgow.

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This week saw former United midfielder Lundstram join Rangers. The Liverpool-born player penned a three-year deal with the Gers, with the lure of playing under Steven Gerrard proving enticing.

And after taking to social media to wish Lundstram well this week, McBurnie has since explained more about his admiration for his now former teammate.

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McBurnie full of praise for Lundstram

Speaking exclusively to the FourLadsHadADream Rangers blog site, McBurnie made no secret of his pleasure at seeing Lunny sign for Rangers.

The Blades striker, it seems, is a massive fan of Lundstram.

Very much looking forward to it (Lundstram playing for Rangers). He had mentioned the interest to me a while back and I’ve been persuading him every day since (once it was known he was leaving Sheffield United). That’s how highly I rate him,” McBurnie commented.

“To be fair he didn’t need much persuasion. Because I think as soon as he spoke to the manger and realised how big the club was, he was sold. So I’m looking forward to watching him play for the teddies.”

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Lundstrsam left United under a bit of a cloud. Indeed, fans weren’t overly impressed with how he left. Nor were there too many tears either.

But McBurnie is under no illusions as to how good the midfielder is, adding:

“A top player. John can play anywhere in midfield. He’s a midfield engine, excellent with both feet and has a great range of passing with an eye for a goal as well,” McBurnie said.

“He will be a big miss in the Sheffield United dressing room.”

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We commented before that there’s nothing wrong with McBurnie giving praise to Lundstram. He knows him well, and can obviously judge him better than a lot of us from the outside.

But we need to move on now. The comments from McBurnie are fair enough. But we didn’t see enough of what he is describing last season.

That’s the bit that stings. Lundstram is clearly someone who is well-liked and deemed a good player. Sadly, we only had 4-5 months of that sort of form.

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