Rangers fans have taken to Twitter to express their delight at seeing Nikola Katic back alongside Connor Goldson at centre-half, and have lauded the pair’s defensive impact when deployed alongside each other.
Katic, who only arrived at the club back in the summer, has managed just 14 league appearances under Steven Gerrard as Joe Worrall has been the preferred option to partner Goldson.
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However, the Croatian was handed a start next to Goldson against Motherwell, and performed excellently as the duo helped the Gers to a clean sheet.
Given his lack of frequent starts, many Rangers fans were delighted to see Katic come in alongside the more involved figure of Goldson, and were pleased with the outcome.
The win puts Rangers onto 66 points for the season, although they are still 11 points behind leaders Celtic.
Let’s see how the Glaswegian giants’ fanbase reacted on Twitter after seeing Katic and Goldson partner each other in defence…
Katic showing why he is a good partner for Goldson.
Proactively goes and wins everything in the air or the ground. So many goals we have lost this year because both Worrall and Goldson drop off. #MOTRAN
— Gavin (@MacLeodGavin) April 7, 2019
Curtis main has bullied us everytime we’ve played there. Big Katic back with Goldson he didn’t get a sniff. Never want to see Worrall in there again
— Stevie (@StevieC_1872) April 7, 2019
Defoe & Arfield together have been excellent.
Katic should start alongside Goldson
— ????? ????? (@forzapapac_) April 7, 2019
Superb team performance today by everyone. Loved to be proved wrong!!
Shout out to Katic & Goldson who looked solid at the back & should be allowed to continue in the run in. Arfield such a threat in that advanced position.
— David (@onlyshowintown) April 7, 2019
As good an away defensive performance as Rangers have had this season. Confirms Goldson-Katic easily the best central pairing. Disciplined, controlled passing, no headless chicken defending.
— Arnold Black (@ArnoldBlack1) April 7, 2019
Great 3 points & another clean sheet. Goldson & Katic are the preferred CH pairing in the next game for me ????
— Thomas (@0408thomas) April 7, 2019
No surprise Katic brings something to @RangersFC defence when in with Goldson. Nothing elaborate, just defends.
— NaeBull (@NaeBull) April 7, 2019
Katic and Goldson have to be our center backs going forward didn’t look uncomfortable at all compared to Goldson and Worrall
— Daz84 (@_daz84) April 7, 2019