Sam Lammers admits Rangers radio silence as FC Utrecht seek permanent transfer

Rangers outcast Sam Lammers has been a revelation on loan with FC Utrecht
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Sam Lammers claims he hasn't heard a word from Rangers despite his goalscoring exploits in the Netherlands.

The Dutchman was farmed out on loan to FC Utrecht in January after a disappointing six months at Ibrox. Lammers scored just twice in 31 games since his £3.5million move from newly-crowned Europa League winners Atalanta last summer. Signed by Michael Beale, the 27-year-old was quickly deemed surplus to requirements by successor Philippe Clement but Lammers has proved a revelation in the Eredivisie - notching 11 goals and becoming the first player ever to score in seven consecutive league games for FC Utrecht.

Lammers' stunning return to form could see him handed a second chance by Clement in pre-season but the attacker also has options to stay in his homeland. However, Lammers admits his future is currently up in the air after revealing he's had no contact from Ibrox.

He told De Telegraaf: "I am under contract with them and I will be the first to talk to them. I haven't really had any contact with Rangers in the last six months. We will have conversations after this season.”

FC Utrecht have publicly declared their intention to make his loan deal permanent but Lammers has made it clear he won't rush into a decision.

He said: "I don't know what happens next. I don't want to worry about that right now. The only thing I can say about it is that FC Utrecht has indicated that it wants to continue with me longer. I don't know what happens next.

"That will all only happen after these matches, because I don't want to do anything that could cause me to lose focus. The most important games of the season are coming and I hope to be able to score goals in them too."