They may not have scored the goals that fired us to the title or created the chances for others but every member of the Rangers squad played their part last season, regardless of how big or small that may have been.
One former player who falls into this category is Greg Stewart, the 31-year old forward having just left Ibrox with his league winner’s medal still around his neck and the boyhood Gers fan has been praising one of Steven Gerrard’s key men in an interview reported by The Daily Record:
“What a servant Connor has been to Rangers. He’s hardly missed a minute. He acts like a captain most of the time even when he doesn’t have the armband.
“I know he’s only got a year left but I don’t think there’s any panic. He’s got a good relationship with the gaffer and the club and I hope something can be agreed. It wouldn’t surprise me if teams come sniffing as he’s a top defender.
“Connor is from England so his dream is probably to play in the Premier League and you’d need to respect that if that was something he’d want to do.
“I could see why he’d want to go down and have another crack at it as you want to challenge yourself against the best.
“But I also know Connor loves it up here so it wouldn’t surprise me if we see something happening in the next couple of weeks with that.
“I hope he does stay because he’s been unbelievable on and off the pitch. He’s a great guy who was brilliant with me when I joined the club.
“I have a lot of admiration for what he’s done for the club and long may that continue.”
Goldson was immense last season, to play every minute of every game is almost unheard of in the modern game especially when you consider the unique challenges that last season presented.
What will Rangers win this season?
League and cup double
There is more positivity about his contract situation now than there was earlier in the season but that doesn’t make it any less important to get it sorted as soon as possible.
For some players it’s about protecting their value to the club in monetary terms, but for the vice-captain it’s more than that, it’s about protecting what he brings to Rangers both on and off the pitch, and you can’t put a price tag on that.