Former Scotland defender Gordon Greer has backed Connor Goldson to become Rangers captain in the future.
Greer and Goldson played together at Brighton and the former Scottish international has claimed that Goldson has always had the ‘characteristics’ to become a club captain.
Speaking to The Scottish Sun, Greer also said that Gers boss Steven Gerrard ‘clearly rates’ Goldson while tipping him to take the Rangers armband.
He said, “He wants to work hard and learn. That has shone through this season with Connor. I can definitely see him as a future Rangers captain. He’s in a good place and he’s prepared to voice his opinions. He’s a player the manager really depends upon now.
“He (Gerrard) clearly rates him. Even when the perception was that he wasn’t playing well, Steven Gerrard continued to play him, which tells me he was doing something right. He’s always been one of the first names on the team sheet.”
James Tavernier is currently the Rangers captain but Goldson was left with the armband after Tavernier was taken off in Sunday’s 4-0 win over Falkirk in the Scottish League Cup.
While Tavernier has led by example this season, Goldson has also been one of the standout players for the Gers, playing every minute of their astonishing unbeaten run this term.
He also put in a huge performance at the other end of the pitch in the first Old Firm of the season as his brace gave the Gers an incredible 2-0 win over Celtic.
There are few players at Ibrox who would be more deserving of the armband if the position becomes available in the future.
We don’t think too many Gers supporters would be against the idea of giving Goldson the captaincy and if Tavernier is unavailable for any games this season then Goldson should step in and lead his side.