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Rangers: Alex McLeish buzzing over Connor Goldson deal

Rangers: Alex McLeish buzzing over Connor Goldson deal -Rangers News

Former Glasgow Rangers manager Alex McLeish has been left buzzing over some player news from Ibrox.

The Lowdown: New deal

As confirmed by the official website of the Light Blues, Goldson has signed a new four-year deal at the club after his contract was set to expire this summer.

He has followed both Scott Arfield and Steven Davis in extending their deals, as Giovanni van Bronckhorst looks to keep the core of his squad together ahead of the start of the new season.

The Latest: McLeish buzzing

Speaking to Football Insider, McLeish was buzzing when asked about Goldson’s new contract, claiming that it is ‘great news’ for the Teddy Bears:

“It’s great news because it stops them going and hunting for another one. The way Rangers are at the moment, they need ready-made players who are ready to compete to win that league again.

“Can you bring players who are not only as good as the ones you have but better? That’s the levels that you have to be at Rangers. When you lose all your best players and you replace them with ones not as good as them, you can only expect it to go one way.

“Giovanni will want to put his mark on the team in terms of selecting players he is knowledgeable about. Players that he is sure about.

“He has played at Rangers, he’s now manager, he know what it takes to play for the club.

“You would expect him to have his wee black book of footballers he feels who can enrich Rangers. He will be champing at the bit. If one or two are going to fall out of regular selection, he has to replace them with better ones.”

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The Verdict: Relief

It certainly is a relief that Goldson has now signed a new deal, given that the situation was dragging on to the extent that it looked like he may leave this summer as a free agent.

Should Rangers have given Goldson a new deal?

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Yes

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The central defender ranked among the Gers’ seven best performers in the Scottish Championship and UEFA Europa League last term, and averaged more clearances and passes per game in both competitions than any of his teammates on the pitch (WhoScored).

Nonetheless, he was a mainstay in the side last campaign, and so it would have been devastating to lose him on a free transfer this summer.

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