'Strange' - BBC pundit baffled Rangers ace v Hamilton, Stewart claims 'It doesn't look great'
BBC Sportscene pundit Richard Foster was baffled by Connor Goldson’s failure to try and stop Rangers conceding a late equaliser by Hamilton on Sunday.
After Ross Callachan squeezed the ball underneath Gers goalkeeper Allan McGregor, Goldson appeared to have a small window of opportunity where he could have attempted to clear the ball away from the goal line.
However, the Light Blues centre-back seemed to move his body back to allow the ball to go into the net.
Former Ger Foster was left scratching his head about how Goldson didn’t at least try to get something on the ball.
“Goldson has got to try and swing a leg at this,” said Partick player Foster on BBC Sportscene on Sunday night.
“Let’s clear one thing up – it’s an own-goal [by McGregor]. But here, I don’t think he can get good contact on it but he might be able to get enough on it for the ball not to go in the net.
“He almost kind of jumps out of the way which to me, seems strange.
“It’s a great header from Anderson and good follow up from Callachan but it’s an own-goal.”
Foster’s fellow BBC Sportscene pundit Michael Stewart admitted that while Goldson could have done something to prevent Hamilton’s stoppage-time goal, it would have been difficult for the defender to keep the ball out.
The ex-Hibs and Hearts man said: “It doesn’t look great for Goldson but it’s one of those ones where it’s almost at his knee, it’s very difficult for him to actually get the ball clear.
“It doesn’t look great but I don’t think he could stop it going in the back of the net.”
Worst display of the season by Goldson?
None of the outfield players who started at Hamilton can be proud of their performance on Sunday.
Almost all of them put in their worst performances of the season and Goldson was no different.
Earlier in the game, he blasted a pass across his own penalty area at Filip Helander, who struggled to control the ball and almost gifted the Accies a goal.
And then there was that goalmouth incident late on.
As Stewart says, it didn’t look great. One thing we want to see from Rangers players is 100 per cent commitment and with Goldson, we usually get that.
It’s bizarre that he seemed to move away from the ball and let it go over the line. What was he thinking?
Goldson was probably at his worst on Sunday.
He, and most of his team-mates, need to improve drastically in the coming days because an away trip to Kilmarnock is never the easiest of fixtures.
In other Rangers news, Billy Dodds was blown away by this Ger’s performance at Hamilton.