By Nick Ware

29th Apr, 2021 | 9:35am

Connor Goldson's ex-Shrewsbury boss backs Rangers ever-present for Premier League move

Rangers ever-present Connor Goldson will be eying a Premier League move in the coming years, according to his former Shrewsbury Town manager.

Graham Turner managed the 28-year-old during the fledgling years of his career in England, before he ended up at the Light Blues in 2018, via Brighton.

Goldson has played every minute of the Gers’ 53 games so far this season, further enhancing his reputation as one of Steven Gerrard’s most crucial players.

Turner told Record Sport that it has been an “incredible achievement” by Goldson, but reckons he’s primed for a move back down south to the Premier League.

“Connor’s only 28 and I don’t think he’s quite reached his peak yet as a centre back,” he said.

“I’m sure he’ll want to play in the Premier League in England at some point.”

He added: “I’ve got no doubt if he signs an extension then Rangers will have a Premier League level player on their hands.”


Just a mere glance at his appearance statistics this season lays bare just how crucial Goldson is to Gerrard.

Going an entire season without missing a minute, something Goldson is three games away from, is almost unheard of in the modern day.

Managers are famed for rotational policies that keep players fresh, but Gerrard has excluded his defensive stalwart from this.

He’s been a huge reason why the Gers have only conceded ten goals in 33 Scottish Premiership games, while his leadership has ensured they have only lost two games in 90 minutes this season.

Goldson has also taken on the mantle of captain in James Tavernier’s injury absence and has proven to be a real source of inspiration for his teammates, often heard bellowing instructions to the backline and those further forward.

He might be eyeing up a move back to England to really make his mark in the Premier League where he made a mere three appearances, but that’s surely a while away yet with Rangers set to enter the Champions League next season.

In other Rangers news, Gers want to sign £5m-rated wantaway Dutch midfielder with 16 goals/assists in 20/21.