Kenny addresses Lundstram 'attitude' problem after Rangers remarks
There were “questions” about John Lundstram’s “attitude” at Sheffield United but that doesn’t mean he can’t be a success at Rangers.
So says ex-Blades goalkeeper Paddy Kenny, speaking exclusively to Football Insider after Lundstram made his non-competitive debut on 10th July.
The 27-year-old midfielder played 45 minutes before being substituted in the 1-0 defeat to Tranmere Rovers.
Speaking to Rangers TV, Ibrox boss Steven Gerrard said Lundstram’s “quality and his presence” were on show as he “cruised” the first half.
Lundstram signed a three-year deal for the Scottish champions after quitting United following the expiry of his contract in June.
The Everton academy product was accused by some factions of the Bramall Lane faithful of downing tools as the Blades were relegated in 2020-21.
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But Kenny insists that a fresh start could inspire Lundstram to recapture his old form.
“It bodes well for his future at the club,” he told Football Insider correspondent Adam Williams.
“There was a lot of questions about his attitude towards the back end of his Sheffield United career.
“But sometimes players need a fresh start and a new goal to overcome that, and maybe that’s what he needed.
“You’d expect to hear that from the manager because sometimes it just gives you a psychological boost moving to a new club.
“Rangers are a massive club. I don’t see any reason why he can’t be a really good signing.”
Lundstram featured 28 times for United in the Premier League last season.
He was part of the team that won promotion to the English top-flight in 2019.