Rangers midfielder John Lundstram has waxed lyrical about the talent of teammate Malik Tillman.
The 20-year-old joined the Light Blues on an initial loan deal from Bayern Munich in the summer, but he has been criticised for his inconsistent performances since arriving at the club. However, Lundstram has called on fans to “stick” with the midfielder, who he claims possesses huge potential:
“He’s massive for us and he’s a young kid. People need to stick behind him, lift him up and encourage him. Tell him how good he can be and how good he is. Because he’s phenomenal, his talent is up there with one of the best young talents I’ve seen. Stick with him, rather than saying he needs to be dropped if he has one bad game.”
From the sound of things, it seems Lundstram wants Rangers to do all they can to secure Tillman’s services on a permanent basis.
The Bears do have an option to sign the American for around €7m (£6m) at the end of the season, but that is a sizeable figure for a player who has only shown glimpses of what he can do so far.
Tillman got himself an assist for Antonio Colak’s equaliser against Aberdeen on Saturday and he did play an important role as the Gers came out 4-1 winners. Hopefully, he will start producing these sorts of displays on a regular basis going forward.