Rangers fans have overwhelmingly rejected Connor Goldson as ‘good enough’ for the Rangers shirt following yet another insipid performance from the former Brighton stopper.
Goldson, 30, and Rangers’ joint-best-paid player at around £37,000, had yet another diabolical match at Pittodrie where his neglect and poor concentration twice saw first Sokler clean through before goalie Jack Butland bailed him out, then on-fire Bojan Miovski made it count on 11 minutes.
In an Ibrox Noise poll at 1000 votes currently and counting, 75% would drop the stopper, while just 25% believe he is good enough to remain in position.
Ibrox Noise has never rated Goldson. We believe him a League One and Championship-level stopper who has rather ‘chanced’ his way at Rangers, and the biggest case his defenders offer in favour of him is to claim Leon King’s introduction last season upon his injury v Liverpool and Rangers’ overall defensive injury crisis is evidence of how good Goldson is.
The fact is Rangers have two defenders vastly superior to the vice-captain – John Souttar and of course Leon Balogun.
In a stiff test of the rearguard, Balogun was unable to shine v Aberdeen in the way he can alongside a proper defender, and once again the big Nigerian had to do all Goldson’s work.
There is no coincidence that some of Rangers’ best defensive displays this season were with Balogun and Souttar at the back, but for some reason every manager since and including Steven Gerrard have obsessively stuck with Goldson, selecting him if fit by default.
Is it contractual? Both he and James Tavernier? Possibly.
We only know Goldson is immune to dropping, and this time it’s cost Rangers 2 points at Pittodrie. Not the only thing mind, we’re not that short-sighted, but it didn’t help.
We really hope Philippe Clement has the balls no manager has ever had at Ibrox to actually dump Goldson and/or Tavernier.
We’re sick of the pair of them.