Forget winger, highly rated teammate Goldson would be perfect signing for Rangers

Connor Goldson of Brighton and Hove Albion and Callum McManaman of Sheffield Wednesday clash during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield Wednesday at...

Rangers should attempt to bring Conor Goldson to Ibrox in January.

Connor Goldson of Brighton and Hove Albion and Callum McManaman of Sheffield Wednesday clash during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield Wednesday at...

Glasgow Rangers appear to be set for defeat in their efforts to sign Jamie Murphy.

Brighton boss Chris Hughton has declared that the winger is not for sale, The Argus report. But there is another Seagulls player the Gers should be targeting.

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An ideal player to attempt to bring in would be centre-back Connor Goldson, who has not yet featured this season.

Connor Goldson of Brighton and Hove Albion shoots while under pressure from Benik Afobe of AFC Bournemouth during the Carabao Cup Third Round match between AFC Bournemouth and Brighton and...

Goldson was a key player for Brighton before having to undergo heart surgery last season, and has since recovered, making his comeback in pre-season.

His place in the team has been taken, although Hughton told The Argus that Goldson is in line to make his first start of the season this weekend due to Shane Duffy's suspension.

Connor Goldson of Brighton and Hove Albion and Callum McManaman of Sheffield Wednesday clash during the Sky Bet Championship match between Brighton & Hove Albion and Sheffield Wednesday at...

It is an opportunity for Goldson to put himself in the shop window, and follows a report in The Argus earlier this season that Brighton would be willing to let the 25-year-old leave on loan.

Rangers are in need of defensive reinforcements, with big name summer signing Bruno Alves failing to convince, and at 36, he is hardly a long-term solution.

Goldson is strong in the air, and has ability on the ball too, demonstrated by the fact he has played at both right-back and in midfield during his career.

After getting a knock back over Jamie Murphy, Rangers might have better luck in chasing Goldson.

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