By Noel Whelan

12th Jul, 2021 | 2:37pm

Pundit: Rangers will 'frighten the life' out of teams next season after announcement

Noel Whelan insists Steven Gerrard will have no problems keeping his Rangers squad happy next season.

The former Aberdeen hitman, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, reacted after Rangers announced the singing of John Lundstram.

On Monday (5th July), Rangers confirmed Lundstram has signed a three-year deal with the club after leaving Sheffield United.

The 28-year-old joins a packed midfield with Rangers often opting to deploy three men centrally last season.

Ryan Jack, Glen Kamara, Joe Aribo, Scott Arfield, Ianis Hagi, Steven Davis and Nnamdi Ofoborh are all capable central midfield players.

Whelan compared Rangers’ situation to that of Manchester City and Chelsea.

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“The one thing Gerrard did last season was to keep everyone happy,” Whelan told Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge.

“That man-management skill, every time someone was out, they came back in.

“He did it with Hagi, he came out and came back in with a goal or an assist.

“Everyone was fighting for that position. You didn’t see anyone spitting their dummy out.

“Let’s not forget Rangers are in the Champions League this year. This season is going to be very demanding.

“They can play four across the midfield then go back to a three. Having a team with that much depth frighten the life out of the opposition.

“Look at Man City and Chelsea’s squads. They want to be a successful team and when they are successful, everyone’s happy.

“This is what you strive for as a top team, that competition and strength and depth.”

In other news, ex-Champions League winners have agreed to sign player after he quits Rangers.