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14th Jun, 2018 | 8:52am

'Life-changing' – Former teammate delivers verdict on latest Rangers summer signing

St Mirren captain Stephen McGinn believes his former Shrewsbury team-mate Connor Goldson can have a huge impact at Rangers.

The 25-year-old centre-back has overcome heart surgery to become Steven Gerrard’s latest signing for the Gers, as he penned a four-year deal at Ibrox on Wednesday.

McGinn has paid a glowing tribute to the former Brighton player, and he claims he will be a positive influence on the Gers going forward.

“I wouldn’t like to comment on what happened back then because I don’t know the full circumstances of it. But this is a potentially life-changing move to Rangers” he said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“He’s also got a new baby on the way and this will be a really good time for him after all he’s come through.

“Connor’s got a really strong mentality and he’s bubbly around the place.

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“He was a really popular member of the squad at Shrewsbury.”

Goldson was out of the Brighton first-team last season, but Gerrard was obviously impressed with what he has saw in the player and after a long pursuit he was finally able to get his man.

Football Insider verdict

Connor Goldson deserves huge credit for being able to continue to play football at a high level after a heart operation. It shows that the player has plenty of fight in him, and that will certainly be needed if he is to become a success at Ibrox. He does seem to be a tough, no-nonsense type of defender though, and those sorts of players are more than capable of doing the job in the Scottish Premiership. As Goldson rarely played for Brighton last season, it might take him time to get up to speed with the Gers, but Steven Gerrard will be hoping that once he is used to his new surroundings that he will be a huge player for the Light Blues in their quest to return to the top of the Scottish game. The Gers have made some intriguing signings so far, and it will be interesting to see how Goldson fares playing for a club where the pressure will be completely different than anything he has ever faced before.

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