By Paul Robinson

28th Sep, 2021 | 8:00pm

Pundit: This may be real reason Lundstram hasn't yet dazzled at Rangers

Paul Robinson has claimed John Lundstram’s slow start to life at Rangers is down to a lack of game time at Sheffield United.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Spurs and England number one insisted it was never in doubt that the 27-year-old would turn out to be a “top signing” for Steven Gerrard’s side.

Lundstram produced a man of the match performance on Saturday as Rangers won 1-0 at Dundee FC.

Speaking to RangersTV, Gerrard hailed the summer signing ” an absolute powerhouse” for his display at Dens Park.

The centre-midfielder has started and impressed in three of the Light Blues’ last four fixtures across all competitions.

When asked by Football Insider‘s Dylan Childs for his assessment of Lundstram’s start to the season, Robinson said:

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“I always thought he would be a top, top signing for them.

“He is a great fit for Rangers. Lundstram fits in perfectly to the way Steven plays and sets up his side up.

“It has taken him a little bit longer for him to settle in than I and many others expected.

“But, let’s not forget that he did not play an awful lot of football last season. He was very much a bit-part player. Paul Heckingbottom did not play him much when there was all of this talk about his future. He was out of the side more often than not.

“His match fitness will have dipped as a result of it. Therefore, it has taken him time to get up to speed at Rangers but now we are seeing the best of him.”

Lundstram played just 19 minutes of football in Sheffield United’s last seven fixtures of the 2020-21 campaign.

Shortly after, he became a free agent upon the expiration of his contract at Bramall Lane.

In other news, McLeish claims Rangers may trigger loan player’s recall clause after injury news.