Connor Goldson has been under the spotlight in the last two Rangers games. Nikola Katic made way for Filip Helander in the 1-0 win over Feyernoord, but a number of Gers followers seemed to think Goldson should have been dropped instead, slamming his Europa League display.
He responded in the best way possible on Sunday, by scoring Rangers’ second goal against St. Johnstone in a 4-0 victory – leading to a defiant response from the Blue Noses still backing him.
62′ GOAL! GOAL! Connor Goldson is back scoring goals! pic.twitter.com/c5eDbiUOTy
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 22, 2019
Goldson has been a mainstay in Steven Gerrard’s Rangers side since signing from Brighton last season, playing 54 games in his debut campaign and 14 times already this term with two goals and an assist.
In that time, he’s established himself as one of the key members of the Rangers dressing room. Gerrard described Goldson as a ‘leader‘ shortly after his arrival last summer, while he’s gone on to become the club’s vice captain behind James Tavernier.
After goal against St. Johnstone, a number of Rangers felt compelled to take the opportunity to stick up for the defender by hushing those who’d been slating his performances – telling the Goldson haters to put a sock in it. Despite clearly having his critics, it seems Gerrard and a strong contingent of the club’s support still have faith in the 26-year-old…
Everyone want to shut up now?
— SevcOjo (@Pena_Cartel) September 22, 2019
Oh dear, all the “drop Goldson” fans will be feeling a little silly now….
— Matthew Kenny (@MattRonKen) September 22, 2019
If you can’t see how important Connor Goldson is to us just stop watching fitba
— David McGuire (@muggy_mcguire) September 22, 2019
That should shut the Goldson haters up for a wee while anyway pic.twitter.com/x377cYPCOG
— ???????WATP?? (@WATP55) September 22, 2019
That will shut up all the goldson chat well done son
— zanthemanwatp1 (@zzander9) September 22, 2019
Where’s all the Goldson haters????? Maybe you’ll all shut up now.
Quality header, 3 points in the bag. That’s better Rangers.
— ?????❕ (@RakoTuke) September 22, 2019
Brilliant 2nd half, Aribo far better, Morelos Jack top men though, Defoe just deadly, and to all the Goldson haters have a good day ? another clean sheet and another big goal ??
— Preston (@steviep1979) September 22, 2019