By Pete O’Rourke

Steven Gerrard is weighing up whether to omit Connor Goldson from the Rangers team for Wednesday’s Scottish League Cup showdown against Livingston, Football Insider understands.

The centre-back, 26, has been a near-permanent fixture in defence since his arrival in the summer of 2018 and has barely missed a game despite a congested schedule.

Ibrox sources have told Football Insider that Gerrard is contemplating leaving Goldson out of the team for the quarter-final clash at the Almondvale Stadium as he plots a defensive shake-up.

The manager has plenty of options at centre-back and could look to perm two from Nikola Katic and summer signings George Edmundson and Filip Helander.

Goldson and Helander have been paired in central defence in the last two matches, Sunday’s 4-0 demolition of St Johnstone and last Thursday’s memorable 1-0 Europa League win over Feyenoord.

Gerrard may consider the trip to West Lothian offers an ideal opportunity to hand a breather to Goldson, who has already made 15 appearances, all of them starts.

Edmundson, a defender good enough to be named in the English League Two team of the year for his Oldham Athletic performances last season, partnered Helander in the previous round of the Scottish League Cup, a 3-0 win at East Fife.

In other Rangers news, Alan Hutton claims an Ibrox youngster is heading for Premier League after sensational £45million fee/wages offer.