Rangers director of football Mark Allen believes Connor Goldson has “all the attributes” the Light Blues were looking for after completing his move from Premier League Brighton.
Goldson put pen to paper last week and Allen thinks he gives the Light Blues more “physical stature and strength” defensively.
Allen revealed that the former Brighton ace “ticks the box” for the type of players he and manager Steven Gerrard want to bring to the Light Blues – and credited the pull Gerrard has for players.
“But I think he has all the attributes that we are looking for in terms of leadership, physical stature, and strength,” Allen said, as quoted by the Sunday Post.
“He is quite quick and moves with the ball well.
“All of those tick the box in terms of the type of footballer we want to bring to the football club.
“He was keen to come, and I don’t think you can underestimate the pull Steven has in these cases.”
Football Insider verdict:
Goldson appears to be the rock around which Rangers defence will be built. The former Brighton defender comes to Ibrox with a fantastic pedigree and look a much better option than the likes of Fabio Cardoso. Gerrard will need Goldson to hit the ground running and it sounds as though he will be given the captaincy in Lee Wallace’s absence. Despite not playing a huge amount recently, Goldson will almost certainly be a mainstay in the side from the word go as Gerrard’s side look to make a strong start to their Europa League campaign before the Scottish Premiership kicks off a few weeks later. The trip to Andalusia will be a great opportunity for Goldson to get up to speed with his new team-mates and build up an understanding with the likes of fellow new boy Nikola Katic, goalkeeper Allan McGregor and full-backs James Tavernier and Declan John.
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