'I'd love to stay': John Lundstram hoping for new deal at Rangers

The 29-year-old's current deal expires at the end of the season.

Rangers midfielder John Lundstram says he is hopeful of getting a new deal to stay at the club beyond this season amid ongoing negotiations.

The 29-year-old’s current deal expires in the summer, meaning he is now free to sign a pre-contract agreement with another team, but he insists he still sees Ibrox as the place he wants to be in the long-term.

Since signing for the club in 2021 the Englishman has made 130 appearances and helped them win the Scottish Cup, the League Cup and played a big part in their run to the Europa League Final in 2022.

Speaking after Tuesday night’s 3-1 defeat of Kilmarnock he revealed his love for the club and says his full focus is on targeting more silverware as they bid to go all out in the second half of the season.

He said: “I’d never shy away from saying how much I love the club and how much I want to stay but It’s obviously between me and the club to sort it out.

“And I hope it will be, that’s between me and the club but I’d love to stay.”

Lundstram has quickly become a key member of Philippe Clement’s side and, despite Saturday’s defeat at Celtic Park, he says the progress the club have made under the Belgian is there for everyone to see.

After the winter break they are now aiming to kick on in the Premiership, Scottish Cup and Europa League as they look to add to the League Cup that they won in December.

He said: “I think the team has grown loads, it’s there for everyone to see. Loads of individual performances and collectively.

“We have players coming back in now so hopefully we can keep growing and I think he’s touched on that himself that there’s still plenty more to come.

“There’s still so much to play for, we are still in all the competitions, fighting for the league, fighting for the Scottish Cup and we are in the last 16 of the Europa League, so loads to fight for and loads to grow and if we can keep the injuries low then we can fight on all fronts.

“We’ve shown in the past that we can go all the way in all of them, so there’s loads of belief in the squad and with the manager and this set of lads there is no limit.”

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