Former Celtic man reveals why Tom Lawrence could regret making Rangers move

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Tom Lawrence Derby (now Rangers) Credit: PA Images
Tom Lawrence Derby (now Rangers) Credit: PA Images

Former Celtic striker Frank McAvennie has revealed why he thinks Tom Lawrence could live to regret his move to Rangers.

The Ibrox outfit confirmed the signing of the forward on a free transfer on Friday after he had left Derby County following their relegation from the Championship last season.

The Wales international is the third addition to Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s squad this summer, and is the second forward.

However, McAvennie believes many players cannot cope with the pressure of playing for Rangers.

He told Football Insider: “Rangers could spend £20million on a player, they’ve done it a few times, spent a lot of money and brought players in that haven’t hit the ground running.

“And Celtic have done it as well. Good players are great when they’re comfortable but they’re under pressure from the first day they walk into Ibrox or Celtic park because they’re demanded to win every game.

“A lot of players can’t handle it, a lot of good players come to Celtic and Rangers and can’t handle the pressure. Then they’ll go away and become a good player again.

“The manager will have a look at the players, he obviously fancies them. They’re at the right price, Lawrence was on a free.

“They might be good signings for Rangers, Lawrence has been about for a while, but can he come up to Scotland and do it? Only time will tell.”

Lawrence joins fellow new boys John Souttar and Antonio Colak at Ibrox, with more signings expected to follow.

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