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“Haven’t heard anything” – contract for Goldson looks unlikely

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You would think if Rangers were making a serious attempt to persuade Connor Goldson to stay at the club that they would at least be talking to him, or his representatives.

However, as the vice-captain explained as part of the build up to tonight’s Europa League tie with Brondby, the centre-half appears to be very much in the dark as to where his long-term future lies, when asked if he had heard anything about an extension, he said:

“No, I haven’t heard anything. I haven’t really spoken to my agent or the club recently so I couldn’t tell you where it’s at but I’m just focused on the club, playing football & making sure this club wins.”

It Goldson and Leon Balogun weren’t the only fit – and reliable – senior centre-halves available, there might be a bit more pressure on him to commit one way or the other, or even for Steven Gerrard to make a massive call with regards to his place in the starting XI.

As it is though, he remains an integral part of this Rangers team and he, at least, seems determined not to let any standards slip, focussing purely on bringing more success to the club.

The relevant parties have always claim to be content with the situation but, in my opinion, if we had qualified for the Champions League, we wouldn’t be having this conversation – Goldson knows though that if can get the defence looking anywhere near as good as last season, he can all but write his own pay cheque, given the riches on offer should we retain the league title.

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