Having missed all of 2019 with a bruised ankle, Steven Gerrard has admitted there’s a chance Connor Goldson may return for tomorrow’s titanic clash with Aberdeen, but it’s very much touch and go.
Rangers’ defence this year has seen three goals shipped, with an especially poor display against Killie among the blots.
But equally Joe Worrall and Nikola Katic have responsibility as a duo for none of those, managing two clean sheets and being the recently preferred choice.
But statistically Goldson and Gareth McAuley remain Rangers’ best defence and their combined experience might be the better option tomorrow night. But Goldson’s ability to be available is very cagey at this point.
“We’re going to check on Connor Goldson. We’ll see how he’s getting on. He’ll be touch and go, difficult one to predict sitting here right now we’ve still got a session to go, but he’s prepared to give it a go. So we’ll probably know later on tonight whether he’s available or not.”
Chances are unlikely given that prognosis – Goldson should not be rushed back, because we know how badly it’s derailed players brought back before they were truly ready – think Graham Dorrans and Jordan Rossiter.
But if he’s truly completely fit he’s welcome back. But similarly we’re not sure Stevie would really want to mess with a (currently) working defence.