Date: 13th May 2019 at 7:00am
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EXCLUSIVE

Jackie McNamara has questioned whether Connor Goldson is good enough on the ball to be a fixture in the Rangers team.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the Celtic legend delivered a no-holds-barred verdict on the centre-back as his side secured back-to-back home wins over the Hoops for the first time in seven years.

Goldson played the full 90 minutes of Rangers’ 2-0 win as goals from James Tavernier and Scott Arfield ended Celtic’s run of 16 without loss in the league since their December defeat at Ibrox.

The summer-of-2018 signing from Brighton has been a mainstay of the Rangers defence this season, starting 53 matches in all competitions.

“I’m not sure about him, I’m not sure about him on the ball,” McNamara said. “The Old Firm, certain games you need to be good on the ball coming out with it when you’ve got possession, so they leave certain players on the ball and I think that’s where he lacks a little bit.”

Goldson has been the first choice centre-back in Steven Gerrard’s side, with Nikola Katic and loanee Joe Worrall alternating between the role of his regular partner.

Only skipper James Tavernier has played more games among Rangers’ players this season than Goldson.

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