Rangers fans have been raving about Connor Goldson after the centre-back impressed in the first half of the Scottish League Cup clash against Falkirk.
Goldson, 27, started the season mainly known as a tough, no-nonsense centre-back who strikers hate playing against.
However, against Celtic he was the two-goal hero in a 2-0 Old Firm victory and against Falkirk this weekend, the defender was dubbed “the next Pirlo” after a stunning pass to assist Jermain Defoe’s opening goal.
Jermain Defoe with a top class finish to give @RangersFC a perfect start 🔥
He's still got it! 👏 pic.twitter.com/k80kXXipUI
— Premier Sports 📺 (@PremierSportsTV) November 29, 2020
In the sixth minute, Goldson launched a stunning long-range pass which looked to travel around two-thirds of the way across the pitch at Falkirk Stadium to find Defoe rushing into the box.
Although Defoe’s touch took him slightly wide, the Rangers striker showed why he is the best finisher in Scottish football to tuck the ball into the back of the net.
It was superb work by Defoe but that pass by Goldson – wow. We hope it doesn’t get forgotten in a hurry simply because this is a League Cup clash away at League One side Falkirk.
But, based on the reaction of supporters, Goldson’s pass will live long in the memory of those who saw it.
Here is a selection of their tweets:
Connor Goldson Best Passes 20/21 | The next Pirlo?
— Glen 🇬🇧 (@Glxn72) November 29, 2020
Goldsons passing is absolutely flawless man https://t.co/B8uOMvlAbZ
— ryan myers (@weemyerss) November 29, 2020
That pass from Goldson tho😍 https://t.co/IMtruU5y9Z
— J🇬🇧 (@J_Munro98) November 29, 2020
Big Goldson spraying passes about like he's Zidane
— Slim Jimmy (@SlimJim91143569) November 29, 2020
That’s ridiculous from Goldson 🤭 https://t.co/LVVgtkrMwt
— Gary Hamilton (@gaz_hamilton97) November 29, 2020
Goldson passing range is such an asset.
— Chris C Stevenson (@Christophski85) November 29, 2020
Fantastic ball from Goldson and good goal from Defoe 👏🏼💙
— Cheryl (@gers_chezza) November 29, 2020
It’s unbelievable how good Goldson’s passing has become.
— #CelticAbuseScandal (@AgentSavco) November 29, 2020
Goldson has been one of the most under-rated players at Rangers this season, in our opinion.
Yes, the Gers’ defensive record has been talked about a lot but when people talk about players who stand out, who do they mention?
You hear plenty about the Ryan Kents, the James Taverniers, the Glen Kamaras and the Ryan Jacks. But how often do you hear about Goldson?
He’s been brilliant and he deserves all the praise he gets.
In other Rangers news, Ally McCoist slammed one Gers player after the draw with Benfica.