Giovanni van Bronckhorst has today confirmed ‘several’ months for Connor Goldson in what is the exposure of Rangers’ dire planning leaving the club without a defence, and in danger now of being completely swept aside in the league.
Speaking at his pre-Motherwell presser, Rangers’ boss admitted the injury left him up the creek, and even hinted the selection of Goldson was over his head, but nevertheless explained the defender is unlikely to return much before about February.
This now means Rangers’ long-term injuries have yet ANOTHER unwanted addition, with Goldson joining Ianis Hagi, Filip Helander, John Souttar, Tom Lawrence, Nnamdi Ofoborh and Alex Lowry on the long-term unavailable list, with just Alex Lowry looking a bit closer to a return while Kemar Roofe has only just eased his way back into training.
Leaving us with James Sands, a midfielder, and Leon King, 18 as the only currently fit options, given Ben Davies has a short-term knock (for now, until we learn he’s out till 2024) and won’t feature tomorrow.
We’ve never seen Rangers’ defence this threadbare in our entire puff, certainly not for as long as Ibrox Noise has been running, and this goes beyond crisis and into humiliation.
It makes the exits of Leon Balogun and Niko Katic especially look deeply short sighted, while Calvin Bassey’s sale hasn’t in any way strengthened the squad and the £23M seems to have vanished.
And then we have the absolutely disgraceful signing of John Souttar, who will probably never play for the club now, given his chronic injury issues.
So yeah, all good. Meanwhile we travel to Motherwell who are mercifully not in particularly sparkling form.
Silver linings eh?