Connor Goldson open to becoming Rangers captain

A general view of Ibrox Stadium ahead of the Clydesdale Bank Premier League match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 18, 2011 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Steven Gerrard’s Glasgow Rangers have brought Connor Goldson to Ibrox from Brighton and Hove Albion.

Crystal Palaces French-born Malian midfielder Bakary Sako (top) controls the ball over Brighton's English defender Connor Goldson during the English FA Cup third round football match...

Rangers central defender Connor Goldson has suggested to The Glasgow Evening Times that he is open to becoming the captain of the Ibrox club.

Goldson has moved to Rangers from Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer transfer window for a fee reported by The Daily Record to be worth £3 million.

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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has not yet announce who his captain will be for the 2018-19 campaign.

Brighton's English defender Connor Goldson (C) scores their second goal with this header during the English FA Cup fifth round football match between Brighton and Hove Albion and Coventry...

Goldson told The Glasgow Evening Times: “It would be unbelievable [to be captain] but at the same time that is his decision to make.

“There are people that have been here a lot longer than me, people who have already been captain.

“So I can’t sit here and say ‘yes, I want to be captain of the football club’. It would be amazing but there are other candidates and other people who could be captain. It’s not for me to talk about at the minute.”

Connor Goldson of Brighton and Hove Albion celebrates scoring his side's second goal with Beram Kayal during the The Emirates FA Cup Fifth Round between Brighton and Hove Albion v Coventry...

Captain Material?

Goldson is a very good defender who will be a key figure in the Rangers team for the 2018-19 campaign.

It would make sense for Liverpool legend Gerrard to hand the 25-year-old centre-back the captain’s armband, but the former England international midfielder should look at other candidates as well.

It is quite encouraging that the former Shrewsbury Town star is open to become the new captain of Rangers, and it underlines his confidence in himself and his desire to take responsibility.

Rangers will be aiming to compete with Old Firm rivals Celtic for the Scottish Premiership title next season.

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