Alan Hutton says that Glasgow Rangers defender Connor Goldson deserves a new contract, applauding how he has turned around his career in the process.
Goldson has deserved recognition
Goldson has missed just one game for Steven Gerrard so far this season and was the hero for the Ibrox outfit in the Old Firm derby last weekend, scoring both goals in a 2-0 win.
Football Insider has previously reported that the ‘Gers are planning on offering the 27-year-old a new contract, and Hutton believes that is something Goldson deserves. The ex-‘Gers defender told the same publication:
“He’s played at a high level and he’s had a taste of playing down south but sometimes as a player when you’re not getting an opportunity you need to take a step sideways,”
“Coming to Rangers and showing everybody what you’re capable of and I really think he’s done that.
“After not playing so much for Brighton and it looked like his career was done down there and he’s come up here and shown his worth to everyone.
“He’s fully deserving of a new contract in my opinion.
“He’s one of the first names on the team sheet, a go-to man for Gerrard as well. He can really rely on him so it doesn’t surprise me that these talks are coming up now.”
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Goldson spent his last two campaigns at Brighton as nothing other than a bit-part player, making just eight league appearances combined. The ‘Gers still spent £3.06m on his services to sign him from the Seagulls in 2018, but it seemed unlikely that he would have a big future ahead of him after departing the Premier League.
However, he has rejuvenated himself at Ibrox and is now one of Gerrard’s go-to men. Earlier this year, Hutton said he is a “stand-up leader” for the 54-time Scottish champions, and even though he does not have the captain’s armband, it is hard to disagree.
Does Goldson deserve a new contract?
Tying him to a new contract is vital for the ‘Gers – Goldson is a player that, right now, they cannot afford to lose.
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