By Paul Robinson

9th Jul, 2021 | 5:00pm

Ex-England star: 'We all know' Lundstram had his head turned by Rangers last season

New Rangers signing John Lundstram had a “really poor season” in 2020-21 because he had his head turned by a potential Ibrox switch.

That is according to ex-Premier League goalkeeper Paul Robinson, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after the signing was announced on 5th July.

Lundstram penned a three-year deal with the Scottish champions after leaving Sheffield United as a free agent in June.

In conversation with this site on 9th July, Blades legend Paddy Kenny accused the 27-year-old midfielder of “downing tools” in 2020-21.

His United side was relegated from the top-flight and Lundstram featured for just 19 minutes across their last seven matches.

Robinson insists that Lundstram has real ability and his dip in form last term was because he had one eye on a move to Rangers.

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“He’s a big signing, great player,” he told Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs.

“He’s a had a really poor season this year. I think we all know that he had his head turned by Rangers. In his head, he was up there before he had actually signed.

“For Rangers, it shows real intent. He’s a top-class player, very similar to Scott Arfield who’s already up there.

“I think he’s going to be a great addition. The season before last he was brilliant and he was very influential in the promotion season as well.

“He’s direct, he’s got good attacking sense but he can also do the defensive side of the game.”

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