Sam Lammers surprising Rangers call made as pre-season second chance pitched

Craig Moore has suggested Sam Lammers should be given another chance to resurrect his Rangers career next season.

The Dutchman flopped at Ibrox after signing from Atalanta last summer and after the fans quickly turned on him, he was sent out on loan to Utrecht in the very next transfer window. The 27-year-old has thrived in his homeland, scoring 10 goals in 18 and nine in his last 10.

The Eredivisie side are understandably keen to sign the forward permanently and, despite his Gers wages being slightly out of their range, have stated they're ready to enter talks to try and get a deal done. Light Blues fans are unlikely to have any objection to that happening.

However, their former defender wouldn't be so quick to sever ties. Moore reckons it could be a good idea to get Lammers back in for pre-season and find out if he can carry on his loan form back in Glasgow.

Speaking on Go Radio, he said: "Bring him back and have a look at him in pre-season. Sometimes it doesn't work out for a player immediately. I don't think it worked out for Ally McCoist in the earlier period. Super, everyone loves him and he was incredible.

"Of course business is business and it might be something that Rangers snap up. It didn't work out for him at Rangers, he's had a great spell at Utrecht. But you can also have a look at him at pre-season. I don't think he played his proper position. Was a 10 at Rangers. He's been playing as an out-and-out-striker at Utrecht."

John Hartson didn't agree though and added: "Not sure. I'd be more reluctant. First time round the fans quickly turned and thought 'he's not good enough'. I think he's done very well (at Utrecht). Scored a few goals, probably surprised a few people and I would just take what you get for him now.

"It's very difficult for him to come back and turn the crowd's opinion of him. Some people can do that but heeds a lot of confidence and a big shot in the arm and that's a lot for him to do. I would probably take the fee Utrecht are willing to pay."