Rangers' Nikola Katic excited to form partnership with Connor Goldson

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers brought both Nikola Katic and Connor Goldson to Ibrox this summer.

General view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 12, 2017 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Nikola Katic has told Rangers' official website that he is excited to play alongside fellow summer signing Connor Goldson and believes that the pair could form a very good partnership together.

Heading into the summer, there was little question that one of Steven Gerrard's main priorities had to be strengthening his centre-back options with David Bates departing and the defence looking vulnerable for much of last season.

Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Katic and Goldson have since arrived and there is a sense of excitement regarding the pair, with many optimistic that they could potentially form the kind of stable partnership that the Gers were crying out for last season. 

And following the club's pre-season trip to Spain, Katic - who joined for £2 million, according to The Scottish Sun - was full of praise for his new centre-back partner.

Connor Goldson of Brighton in action during The Emirates FA Cup Third Round match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Crystal Palace at Amex Stadium on January 8, 2018 in Brighton, England.

“I met Connor on my first day here and he really helped me. I think we can do well together. We are prepared to play a really forward line with great pressure," he told the club's official website.

“He is a good player who has played in the Premier League and he has had some good experience, he is also older than me and when you put this together with me being really young then we can play well together."

While both men are somewhat unproven - Katic is only 21, while Goldson had struggled for game-time at Brighton - their arrivals are certainly reasons for optimism as they appear to boast an enormous amount of potential, and Gerrard will be hoping that he can unlock that in the coming weeks.

And if they do blossom as a pairing, that is undoubtedly a fantastic sign for the future with both men capable of holding down a position in the side for years to come. 

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