Rangers captain James Tavernier has said that he ‘can’t wait’ for teammate Connor Goldson to return from injury at Ibrox.
Speaking in the most recent press conference, Tavernier raved about the 29-year-old, describing him as a player who ‘leads by example’.
Goldson, who joined the club in 2018, suffered a hamstring injury back in October, with the defender only able to make four Scottish Premiership appearances this season.
Manager Michael Beale recently provided an update on Goldson’s injury status, saying that the 29-year-old is back in training with Rangers ahead of tonight’s clash against Hibernian, though it is unknown whether he will feature.
On the centre-back’s return, Tavernier stated: “He’s a massive character for the squad to have around the building, on the pitch. He’s a big voice in the changing room and on the pitch and he leads by example when he plays, and even in and around the training ground.
“So to have him back training earlier than we expected, it’s great news, and we can’t wait for him to be out on the pitch next to us.”
TIF Thoughts on Tavernier’s comments…
We believe that Rangers fans and players alike will be hoping that Goldson is fit and ready to play as soon as possible.
Last season, Goldson was an absolute rock at the back, helping the club keep 16 league clean sheets across the 2021/22 campaign.
Furthermore, the 29-year-old has been a reliable option for Rangers, with Goldson amassing 290 appearances in all competitions for the Scottish side.
Celtic sit on top of the Scottish Premiership and have a nine-point lead over their Glasgow rivals, so Rangers will have a lot of work to do. However, the return of an experienced player like Goldson could give them more assurance at the back in the second half of the campaign.