Lee Croft believes his ex-Oldham Athletic team-mate George Edmundson can be a success at Rangers, according to The Daily Record.
Edmundson has recently been linked with a £450k move to Rangers (The Daily Mail). The 21-year-old centre-back is also wanted by Stoke City, Hull City, Sunderland and Fleetwood Town.
With 79 senior appearances under his belt, Edmundson already has plenty of experience in England. An Oldham exit looks likely after their mid-table League Two finish.
And Croft believes that Edmundson has all the ingredients to become a success if does complete a move to Rangers.
Croft told The Daily Record: “I’ve got no doubts whatsoever he can cut it in Scotland – 100 per cent. I know there are huge demands for players when they are at clubs like Rangers or Celtic, where there are 50-odd thousand watching you every week.
“It can be tough for players – especially young lads – as you are right in the spotlight. Rangers are a massive club but I’m sure he could go into that environment and hold his own. It would be a superb move for him.”
Croft has also hinted that Edmundson can represent the England national side one day, following in the footsteps of ex-Oldham defender James Tarkowski.
He added: “I’d probably compare him with James Tarkowski, who came through at Oldham and is now a big player for Burnley in the Premier League and gone on to play for England.
“Like James, George has played a lot of games in the lower divisions and really learned the game in a tough environment. He can go all the way like Tarko.”