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Rangers prospect George Edmundson hails Connor Goldson's influence

George Edmundson of Rangers in action during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg match between Rangers and St Joseph at Ibrox Stadium on July 18, 2019 in Glasgow,...

The Ibrox defender is enjoying playing beside his teammate at Rangers.

Rangers defender George Edmundson believes he is learning every day from Connor Goldson, relishing the opportunity to play alongside him, rangers.co.uk report.

The former Oldham Athletic man hasn't had loads of opportunities in Steven Gerrard's side this season, but made a surprise appearance at home to Hamilton on Sunday.

Helping keep a clean sheet as part of a 5-0 victory, it was a positive day for the 22-year-old, who got the chance to learn from the experienced Goldson.

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Now the summer signing has paid tribute to the 26-year-old, who also got onto Sunday's scoresheet.

As quoted by the official club website, Edmundson said: "The manager just said to me to play simple, be confident and do the basics well. I thought I did that alright.

"Connor’s massive for me. In training and when I first signed he has really helped me come on.

"I feel I’m learning off him every day and he just makes me a better person and a better player."

 

 

What now for Edmundson?

With Nikola Katic and Filip Helander both likely ahead of the player when everyone is fit for big matches, the new arrival at Rangers still has a bit of work to do to convince Gerrard he can be a first pick.

However, the last few months sound like they've been a massive learning experience for him, so he won't be too disheartened with a lack of regular week-to-week action.

Gonnor Goldson of Rangers FC looks dejected during the UEFA Europa League group G match between BSC Young Boys and Rangers FC at Stade de Suisse, Wankdorf on October 3, 2019 in Bern,...

If he can continue developing on the training ground, alongside Goldson and other teammates, then that should keep him busy enough.

It looks like Gerrard will be happy to hand him sporadic appearances to help him further integrate into the team, with a view of the player perhaps one day becoming that go-to defender.

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