Connor Goldson nearly found himself on the scoresheet for Rangers in the Europa League on Thursday night, only for Ianis Hagi to head home on the goalline.

The defender rattled the woodwork with a header and left the Romanian with the easiest of tap-ins to make it 2-0 to the Gers.

It was an unfortunate moment for the former Brighton man, who put in a performance on the night that was worthy of a goal.

Despite the hosts having nine shots on the night, Goldson was imperious at the back for Steven Gerrard’s side.

As per FBREF, Goldson made 11 recoveries and two interceptions against Lech Poznan, while also winning 100% of his aerial duels.

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While Goldson scored earlier in the competition against Standard Liege, a goal in the final round of the group would have been fitting praise for one of the club’s unsung heroes this season.

With the armband on in the place of the rested James Tavenier, it could have been a very special night for the Englishman.

The 27-year-old has an average WhoScored match rating of 7.37 this season, which ranks him as one of the club’s top performers this season.

Only Tavernier, Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo score higher than the central defender.

Goldson has been an ever-present figure at the back for Rangers this season, making up a key part of the defence that has conceded just three goals in the Scottish Premiership and only seven in the Europa League.

Although he does not match the attacking output of Tavernier or influence games like Aribo, Gerrard is building this Rangers team on solid foundations and a large part of that can be put down to the form of Goldson.

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