By Frank McAvennie

23rd Jun, 2022 | 2:29pm

McAvennie makes 'harsh' Connor Goldson claim after Rangers deal agreed

Frank McAvennie insisted that Rangers defender Connor Goldson is ‘not good enough’ for the English Premier League.

Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Celtic striker believes any money the Gers could get for the defender would be ‘a bonus’.

The club confirmed (1 June) that Goldson has signed a new contract which keeps him at the Glasgow side until 2026.

But McAvennie believes the centre back needs to make a big improvement.

When asked if he thought Goldson was ready for a move down south, McAvennie told Football Insider: “No,

I don’t think he’s ready. Goldson came in for nothing to Rangers and if they got any money for Goldson it would be a bonus because he came in as a free.

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“You go down to the Championship you’re not going to find a bigger club than Rangers, so I would’ve thought there would be Championship clubs coming in for him – if any come in for him.

“But I don’t think he’s ready for the Premiership. I don’t think he’s good enough. Some of the mistakes that he makes costs Rangers.

“I thought when he let the ball come across in the cup final, if he clears that they win the cup. So it might be a bit harsh on the boy but he’s got previous for it as well.

“Then him turning round and blaming the full back, it’s not a good sight.”

Goldson made 61 appearances for Rangers across all competitions this season, scoring four times and providing four assists.

In other news, McLeish has told Robby McCrorie to leave Rangers after ‘bad news’ from Ibrox.