Ally McCoist says there is a very real possibility that Rangers midfielder John Lundstram will be sold before the January transfer window shuts.
Replying to suggestions that the summer signing could leave (during the coverage of the Gers’ Scottish Cup tie against Stirling Albion), McCoist said it was a realistic prospect:
“I think it might happen, he makes absolute valid points there. He’s come from a team that is under pressure, don’t get a lot of the ball, they’re up against it, to a club, a complete flip, a club that has the ball the majority of the time. He certainly hasn’t got going, could he leave in the window? Absolutely.”
Lundstram has certainly not set the world alight since arriving on a free transfer from Sheffield United in the summer.
The 27-year-old was signed by previous manager Steven Gerrard to shore up numbers in midfield but, as McCoist points out, his game does not suit a possession-based team like the Gers.
After the arrival of Giovanni van Bronckhorst as Gerrard’s replacement, Lundstram has found opportunities even harder to come by, having started only three matches under the Dutchman, one of which he was subbed at halftime.
There will likely, though, be a number of English clubs after the midfielder if he is made available for transfer this month.