It’s not often that a team comes away with a win from Celtic Park, let alone leaving without facing a single shot on target. But Glasgow Rangers crushed Celtic in a comfortable 2-0 win at Parkhead in the first Old Firm derby of the 2020/21 Scottish Premiership season.
Steven Gerrard’s side won at Celtic Park for the second time in a row, a feat they hadn’t achieved since 1995. Connor Goldson bagged a brace to secure the vital three points, whilst he also contributed to another clean sheet as the Bhoys barely offered anything in attack.
Now Ross Wilson must convince the centre-back to sign a new contract as he has entered the final two years of his current deal, which is set to expire in the summer of 2022.
Is Connor Goldson a Glasgow Rangers legend?
According to Football Insider, the Gers are prepared to give Goldson a bumper new deal to warn away any potential suitors. The 27-year-old was a wanted man in the summer transfer window as he attracted attention from a number of Premier League clubs including Everton, Leeds United, West Bromwich Albion and West Ham United. Although the Gers are now four points clear of their arch-rivals at the top of the Scottish Premiership, Gerrard will want to leave no stone unturned if they are to regain the title for the first time since the 2010/11 season.
The Englishman has been in fine form this season but sources close to the situation confirmed it was always a part of the Ibrox outfit’s plan to give him a new deal regardless of his outstanding start to the season.
It’s perhaps hardly surprising that several English sides have already come calling given his performances over the course of his career so far. Gerrard has heaped praise on his countryman for his consistency in the past.
Former Shrewsbury Town manager Micky Mellon once said he had no hesitation whatsoever in giving him the captain’s armband, saying “we felt we could get a wee bit more out of him with that extra responsibility”, whilst the defender was recently described as an “outstanding” player by James Tavernier after his heroics against Celtic.
Goldson has made 11 appearances in the Scottish top flight, scoring two goals, averaging 2.8 clearances and 1.2 tackles as well as 1.2 shots per game, via WhoScored. This shows that he is a solid option at the back who is also a useful asset in attack.
If the Gers are to regain their title, we’re certain that the £3.6m-rated ace will find himself on the scoresheet once more. Get him tied down, Gers, by any means necessary.
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