Rangers manager Steven Gerrard admitted that Connor Goldson looks at him in “disgust” every time he tries to substitute the defender.
Goldson has been an ever-present in the Scottish Premiership and Europa League group stages so far this season and played the full 90 minutes in Falkirk too.
The game saw the Gers keep another clean sheet and allowed the 27-year-old to bounce back from a difficult night against Benfica in the Europa League on Thursday.
Speaking after the match, Gerrard said that the defender was simply making up for lost time.
“He wants to play every minute of every game and given the size of Connor I’m not sure I’m going to fall out with him,” he said (via Daily Record).
“He feels he’s making up for lost time because of what’s happened to him in the past. He recovers quicker than most and he’s ready. He’s in a fantastic place. I would love to have taken Connor off the pitch but while he’s looking at me in disgust as I think about doing so, I’ll let him go just now.”
Goldson’s desire to play every match is obvious and it is great to see him so determined to lead this team.
He had perhaps his worst game of the season against Benfica on Thursday and was found wanting for their first goal, but he put that game out of his mind on Sunday.
Now Falkirk are no Benfica, but nonetheless, this will have helped him rebuild his confidence going forward.
Rangers have been outstanding defensively so far this season and the desire of Gerrard to keep some level of consistency is important.
Calvin Bassey will learn a lot from playing alongside Goldson, James Tavernier and Borna Barisic and while the Gers could have won without them starting, it is further evidence of their relentless winning attitude.
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