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Rangers target John Lundstram produced one of his worst performances in the FA Cup

Sheffield United midfielder John Lundstram is believed to be a target for Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard, according to reports.

The 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and has been heavily linked with a move to Ibrox.

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He’s only made 13 appearances across all competitions this season as Blades boss Chris Wilder has been left frustrated after he rejected a bumper new contract at Bramall Lane.

Lundstram has provided eight goals and eight assists in 101 games for the south Yorkshire outfit since his arrival from Oxford United for an undisclosed fee in 2017, which has prompted us to suggest that a transfer for Lundstram would seem like a good move for Rangers.

An established Premier League performer, Gerrard could bolster his midfield ranks with a bargain as they could land him for nothing at the end of the season if they line up a pre-contract agreement.

However, Rangers may want to reconsider their options after he produced one of his worst performances against Bristol Rovers in the FA Cup on Saturday afternoon.

Wilder’s side edged past League One side Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium to end their barren run of 21 games without a victory.

But the left-footed midfielder was a total liability in the midfield – he was dribbled past three times, the most out of any Blades player on the pitch.

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Lundstram touched the ball 54 times and on 14 occasions, he lost control of it as he struggled to get a foothold in the game. He also missed a big chance to sum up his frustrations.

It’s no wonder that he was pulled off before the 75th minute and he ought to be wary with Ethan Ampadu, Chris Basham and Oliver Norwood battling for a place in the starting line-up.

There is already strong competition for places at Ibrox with the likes of Steven Davis and Bongani Zungu battling for the starting position behind Gerrard’s first choice, Glen Kamara.

Would Lundstrum be a better option than Davis and Zungu? Upon reflection, probably not, as he is averaging 0.4 interceptions to Zungu’s 0.6 per game, and so on and so forth.

Former Hull City striker Dean Windass even exclusively told Football FanCast he doesn’t think that he is ready for a move to Rangers.

Perhaps he is right after all, as it’s fair to say that Lundstram has struggled to replicate the “incredible” form that earned him praise from former England and Newcastle United striker Alan Shearer last season.

AND in other news, Ross Wilson must sanction Rangers swoop for Preston contract rebel Ben Davies

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