By Alex McLeish

26th Nov, 2021 | 7:00am

Rangers stars furious with Goldson after damning teammate accusation - McLeish

Alex McLeish has suggested the Rangers dressing room would have been furious with Connor Goldson’s comments after the defeat to Hibernian.

The former Gers boss, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, admitted the 28-year-old should have made his controversial comments behind closed doors instead of to the press.

As quoted by talkSPORT (November 22nd), Goldson accused some teammates of thinking “they don’t need to work as hard” this season after Sunday’s 3-1 loss to Hibs.

He also claimed the Gers squad had “lost some of their hunger”.

Asked if he thought Goldson should have kept his thought in house, McLeish told Football Insider’s Russell Edge: “Yeah.

“I had a dressing room full of those guys but they said it to each other. They said it to each other after the game you know. Obviously I’m not going to reveal that to the press.

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“These guys were sometimes at each others’ throats because of the demands. Guys like Arthur Numan, Barry Ferguson, Lorenzo Amoruso, Ronald de Boer and so on.

“You had quiet guys like Claudio Cannigia but you could see it on his face. Normally when somebody says something, I’ve seen players before reading it and saying name names. Who are you talking about?

“That is the immediate reaction in the dressing room. It’s better that Connor brings it out in the dressing room, they have their arguments, debates, whatever, rather than saying it publicly.

“He’s obviously speaking for himself as well. I think they probably will have a wee edge, Connor especially.

“He might be feeling a wee bit of: ‘I shouldn’t have said that to the press. I’ve got to make amends by my performances and make sure I’m lifting my game up.'”

Goldson has been a mainstay for Rangers this season with 22 appearances under his belt.

He is out of contract at the end of the season.

In other news, McLeish reveals what he is hearing about Rangers training under Giovanni van Bronckhorst from Ibrox sources.