Rangers player John Lundstram has revealed that he has been playing with an ankle injury for the last three weeks.
The 28-year-old recorded a podcast interview with UFC star and fellow Scouser Paddy Pimblett on his time at Ibrox and future ambitions.
While speaking to the fighter, known as ‘The Baddy’, Lundstram told him that he is loving life at the Glasgow club and wants to play for them for the rest of his career.
But he also revealed has been playing through the pain barrier this season as the team struggled for form and can’t remember the last time he played without carrying at least a minor knock.
Despite qualifying for the Champions League with an impressive win over PSV Eindhoven, Rangers soon fell behind Celtic in the league following a 4-0 defeat in Parkhead and suffered four group stage losses in succession while conceding 16 goals in the process.
The combative midfielder has become a mainstay in the team over the last year and earned cult-status among the support for his performances in the Europa League last season as they reached the final in Seville.
Speaking on the podcast Lundstram, who played 90 minutes in the League Cup victory Dundee on Wednesday night, said he has been playing with an ankle injury for the last three weeks.
He said: “I just got it scanned on Monday after the last game we had, and I’ve just got some tear and a little skin thing. I don’t know the scientific word for it.
“As long as they say ‘it’s structurally sound and you’re not going to do any further damage and you can crack on’, I just crack on.
“I can’t remember the last time I played without some sort of niggle.
“I can’t remember the last game I played where I didn’t have a knock.
“You see loads of players who are just injured constantly. I think most of it is mental. If you can deal with pain, you’re fine.”
When Pimblett asked him about life in Glasgow and future ambitions he replied: “I’m loving it at Rangers, hopefully can stay for as long as possible and would love to end my career there to be honest.
“I love it up there, I’ve had a little baby up there so my daughter is Scottish, she was born up there and I feel part of it there.”