It’s widely accepted that Connor Goldson won’t be at Rangers next season, and the long goodbye continued after our 4-1 win over Ross County in which he seemed determined to get on the score sheet, we have already seen him take his time to savour the atmosphere on recent big nights at Ibrox.
Connor Goldson at the end. Think it may be the last we’ll see him at Ibrox. pic.twitter.com/S1lsxN0lmd
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For some fans, taking a drop down in level of club will never be understood – he knows what it takes to be a Ranger and has been a key component in restoring pride at the club, barely missing a minute of training never mind matches in the process, he’s currently on 221 appearances for the club in just four seasons.
For a while, it just looked like he was taking his time to make a decision, now though, I’m convinced there is a reason why his next destination hasn’t been announced – because it would go down like a lead balloon.
On paper, for the same reasons as Steve Gerrard, it is understandable; he’d be going home, could double his wages, would no longer be playing the same teams four or five times a season, the prospect of European football, maybe even get in the England squad and all for a manager who trusts him.
It just wouldn’t sit right, almost like Gerrard had given him the nod before signing a new deal, it would certainly explain why there has been relative silence on the big centre-half’s future.
For me, it all boils down to one game – if he hasn’t already made his decision that is – and that’s the Europa League. Win and Goldson will be able to see the clear progression that he has talked about and we would be able to attract a higher calibre of player in the process.
It would be great if the vice-captain was around to play his part in a mini rebuild, however, actions have a habit of speaking louder than words, and Goldson’s actions appear to be pointing only to one conclusion.