Lundstram told to 'calm down' and change at Rangers after McAllister confession
Noel Whelan has told John Lundstram to “calm down” after an indifferent start to life at Rangers.
The former Aberdeen striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, suggested the 27-year-old is still to “learn the culture” at Ibrox.
As quoted by the Glasgow Times, Gary McAllister confessed the former Sheffield United man may be “trying too hard” to impress after his summer move.
He suggested Lundstram is still trying to adapt to Rangers’ tactics in a system that is “new to him”.
The Liverpool-born midfielder made his 11th appearance for Rangers today (25th September) with a start against Dundee.
Whelan admitted Lundstram had struggled to settle in at Ibrox.
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He insisted it is down to the player to win his doubters over.
“I think Macca’s got a point there,” Whelan told Football Insider’s Russell Edge.
“I think players can try too hard when they go to a new club, trying to impress too much.
“He needs to just calm down, relax and he needs to learn the culture of the club. Maybe adapt his game a little bit to the way they play.
“It’s a controlled, possession-based style, working their way from the back into midfield and the final third.
“Sheffield United were a little bit more adventurous, maybe a bit more direct. Getting forward into positions, getting overloads from even centre-halves at times.
“It’s a different culture, it’s a different style of football that he’s not used to. He’s got to adapt pretty quickly because I’m sure in training, they train the way they play.
“It’s entirely up to him. He is a great player and good players will adapt. It’s taken a little bit longer than they expected for Lundstram.”