Steven Gerrard suggests he could rest Rangers defender Connor Goldson

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers reacts during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Spartak Moscow at Ibrox Stadium on October 25, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard brought Connor Goldson to Ibrox in the summer transfer window.

Head coach Steven Gerrard of Rangers gestures during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Spartak Moscow and Rangers  at Spartak Stadium on November 08, 2018 in Moscow, Russia.Rangers manager Steven Gerrard

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has told The Scottish Sun that Connor Goldson wants to play for the Ibrox club all the time.

Goldson joined Rangers from Premier League club Brighton and Hove Albion in the summer transfer window for a transfer fee reported by The Glasgow Evening Times to be worth £3 million.

The 25-year-old central defender has established himself as an important player in Gerrard’s team, but he did not play well against Spartak Moscow in the Europa League on Thursday evening.

 

Rangers manager Gerrard has suggested that he could leave the former Shrewsbury Town defender out of the team for the Scottish Premiership game against Motherwell at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership on Sunday afternoon.

Gerrard told The Scottish Sun: “Connor is constantly in my face saying, ‘Don’t give me a rest, don’t give me a rest, don’t give me a rest’. But there will be a time when I have got to help him. He won’t like that but it is my job.”

Rangers Glasgow's Scott Arfield, Spartak Moscow's Lorenzo Melgarejo, and Rangers Glasgow's Connor Goldson (L-R) in their 2018

Much-needed rest

Goldson has made 11 appearances in the Scottish Premiership, eight in the Europa League qualifying, four in the Europa League and twice in the Scottish League Cup, according to Transfermarkt.co.uk.

It would not be a bad idea for the defender to rest against Motherwell and then return to the team stronger and refreshed after the international break.

Connor Goldson of Rangers takes a look around the pitch prior to the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and Rangers at Hampden Park on October 28, 2018 in Glasgow,...

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