Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has disclosed that he expects recent arrival Connor Goldson to become a leader of his new look Gers side.
Goldson recently completed a protracted move to Ibrox and signed a four-year deal with the Gers, and Gerrard expects the 25-year-old to be one of on the lynchpins of the Gerrard revolution at Ibrox.
“In terms of Connor, he’s ready to go. He’s had a frustrating couple of years in terms of being a back-up player at Brighton and he doesn’t see himself as a back-up player and neither do I” Gerrard said to Rangers TV, as quoted by the Daily Record.
Goldson made only three appearances for Brighton last season but that hasn’t stopped Gerrard from naming himas one of the key men of his team.
“I see him as a leader, a starter and someone who can come in and cajole the defence and take ownership of that and he’s just glad that it’s finally over the line and he’s a Rangers player, he’s as hungry as anyone to get going.”
Football Insider verdict
It has to be said that Steven Gerrard’s comments are putting a bit of pressure on Connor Goldson to perform and make a big impact at Ibrox. But, on the other hand, it can be said that the player will take plenty of confidence from the words of the Gers boss. He has been desperate to get the former Brighton man to Ibrox, and judging by his comments he is going to be one of the mainstays of the side going forward. Of course, the jury will be out on Goldson until he starts to play games for the Gers, but the support should be confident that he is going to be a main man for the Light Blues. If he is good enough for Gerrard, that should be enough to ease any worries that fans have about signing a player who struggled to get into the Brighton side. It certainly looks like it is going to be all change at Ibrox under Gerrard, and the emergence of Goldson is set to be one of the biggest changes yet.
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