By Frank McAvennie

3rd Nov, 2021 | 5:00pm

Goldson's head is 'battered' amid Rangers 'ransom' claim - pundit

Frank McAvennie has told Connor Goldson to remember he joined Rangers with little fanfare as his contract situation rumbles on.

The former Celtic striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, insisted the defender isn’t as good as he thinks he is.

Goldson, 28, is out of contract in the summer with no announcement from the club over his immediate future.

Speaking to BT Sport on 21 October, the defender insisted he wants to stay with Rangers, but maintained he wants to see the club go to “the next level”.

The Englishman, who joined the Gers in 2018, has been a key part of Steven Gerrard’s plans for the last two campaigns.

Last season he played every minute of football in every competition and has only missed one league game this term.

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McAvennie claims Goldson shouldn’t get ideas above his station ahead of the January transfer window.

“Connor needs to remember he joined Rangers for nothing,” McAvennie told Football Insider correspondent Ben Wild.

“He was cheap for a reason. That might be because his concentration is lacking.

“Rangers have worked Goldson into a back four that really works, they all worked together in that unit last year.

“This is my opinion, Connor thinks he’s a big player now and that he’s worth more.

“He needs to look around him and realise the defence only worked because of how they work as a unit.

“He’s trying to do it individually and it’s not working. If his head is battered with contract stuff, I just don’t know.

“You cost nothing pal, you are at a big club.

I don’t understand why he would hold them to ransom now.

In other news, Kieran Maguire has claimed Rangers are set for a £10million+ windfall as their commercial team are ‘working overtime’.