By Alan Hutton

22nd Mar, 2023 | 8:04am

Expert verdict on Rangers injustice as Connor Goldson footage re-analysed

Alan Hutton has suggested Rangers were unlucky to concede an early goal against Motherwell on Saturday (18 March).

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Gers defender said that his initial reaction was that there was an offside in the buildup to the goal but said the VAR officials will feel they made the right decision.

As shown on Sky Sports (18 March), Kevin van Veen put Motherwell 1-0 up inside the first three minutes of the clash at Fir Park.

Despite claims from the Light Blues of an offside from Max Johnston in the buildup, no flag was raised.

Following a VAR check, although it was tight Connor Goldson was adjudged to be playing Johnston onside and the goal stood.

Michael Beale’s side fought back to a 4-2 victory and keep the gap to Celtic at nine points.

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When asked if Rangers will feel hard done by that the goal was allowed to stand, Hutton told Football Insider:I must admit when I was watching it my first thought was that it had to be offside.

Obviously when they slow it down and put the lines in, they put them where they think is right and it put him onside.

I thought from a Rangers point of view they are actually in a good line defensively. It is just a well worked goal.

Maybe [James] Tavernier could try and stop it when it goes past Goldson but the lines were put in and it was onside so there is nothing you can do about it.

In other news, Rangers holding new striker talks in next days.