The second part of our article looking at how loan players are getting on at their respective clubs is focused on John Lundstram. The promising midfielder hasn’t been as integral as Shane Duffy as of yet but has made 6 appearances and has impressed the Yeovil fan we spoke to, Chris Sweet (Sweeter1984).
1. How has he got on in general since his move?
John has impressed. He arrived with a reputation as a Steven Gerrard in the making, and has displayed similar attributes. He maybe hasn’t had as much game time as he would have liked but he continues to improve and certainly has what it takes to become a mainstay in the Championship this season.
2. Has he progressed in his short time?
I think so. He signed on the same day as Adam Morgan and Ishmael Miller, the fresh blood helping Yeovil reverse poor form and go three games unbeaten. John returned to the starting line up to face Leyton Orient in the FA Cup and having taken a little time to adapt to the new standard he is performing well.
3. What are his better attributes?
John is both creative and tenacious, happy to both earn possession and create an opportunity. His passing range is excellent, as is his ability to get from box to box. His size is also a plus – he is relatively athletic and not easily brushed off the ball.
4. Where does he need to improve?
Consistency. John is definitely Championship quality and given the chance to prove himself over a run of games I am sure he will improve further.
5. Do you think he could make the step up to the Premier League in the future (short or long term)?
Yes, but more in the long-term. At 19-years-old he is still in the formative stages of his senior career. He has the ability but will be keen to keep learning before playing in the Premier a League.