Rangers Should Give Sam Lammers Another Chance, Says Pundit

Rangers manager Philippe Clement has been urged to reconsider Sam Lammers by former player Gordon Dalziel, following his impressive loan spell with FC Utrecht.

Lammers, 27, struggled to find his footing at Ibrox, scoring only twice in 31 appearances. However, since joining Utrecht on loan in January, he has exploded, netting nine goals in just 15 matches. He even made Dutch Eredivisie history by becoming the first player ever to score in seven consecutive games.

While Lammers’ loan deal doesn’t include a purchase option, Dalziel believes the Dutchman deserves another shot at Rangers. Lammers reportedly expressed frustration at not being played in his preferred position during his first stint at the club.

“I don’t think he had a fair chance at Rangers,” Dalziel said on Clyde 1 Superscoreboard. “Sometimes it takes players longer to settle in, especially if they’re not being deployed in their favorite role. It’s very hard to perform under those circumstances.”

Dalziel continued, “Loan spells are supposed to be about gaining game time, confidence, and putting yourself back in the shop window. Lammers has achieved all of that at Utrecht.”

“I would definitely give Lammers another look,” Dalziel insisted. “But I would have an open conversation with him first. I would tell him, ‘If you consider yourself a center-forward, that’s how I’ll play you. Show me what you can do in that position.’”

“By giving him a chance, we’d be leaving no stone unturned,” Dalziel added. “If after a few games it becomes clear that he’s not suited to Scottish football, then we can move him on. But there’s no doubt in my mind that other clubs would be interested in him after his performances in the Netherlands.”

Lammers struggled last season because he rarely got a chance to play as a true center-forward, his preferred position. Now, after scoring a ton of goals in that role for FC Utrecht on loan, he’s back and ready to prove himself.

Rangers don’t have to spend a dime to give him a shot during pre-season. They either end up with a new in-form striker for next season, or a player they can sell for a profit. Sounds like a win-win for the Gers!