Rangers fans critical of key player after Hibs clip sums up start to season

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Rangers fans critical of key player after Hibs clip sums up start to season

Rangers vice-captain Connor Goldson is being criticised for appearing to duck out of the way of Josh Campbell’s late equaliser in the 2-2 draw with Hibs.

Replays show both Goldson and teammate Ryan Jack twisting and turning their back on the ball with Connor in particular failing to take the shot on the chin for the team.

OK, so it’s a knee jerk reaction and perhaps some of the criticism hasn’t been taking that into account but Rangers fans are still frustrated with what they view as a blockable shot.

Goldson clearly moves his head out of the way and its added to some major groans surrounding the consistently available defender’s start to the season.

Many believe that Connor Goldson was at fault for both PSV Eindhoven goals in the 2-2 draw at Ibrox last week, the centre-back failing to deal with two corners and the Dutch club stealing a draw.

For the first goal Goldson’s failed to effectively clear the ball with a header before it fell to Ibrahim Sangare whilst the defender did little to resist Armando Obispo rising highest for the equaliser.

Connro Goldson vital to Rangers

The stalwart Ibrox defender signed a new four-year deal in the summer to commit the best years of his career to the club but it’s clear that he’s yet to get up and running for the campaign.

There have been times in Connor Goldson’s Rangers career where he has proven a top level, top quality defender and given his importance to the team we need him to regain his best form.

Connor is the only of the Rangers defenders who can be relied on to be consistently available, with James Sands currently deputising with three first-team centre-backs who are out of the picture.

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Filip Helander is still recovering from yet another long-term injury, whilst summer signings John Souttar and Ben Davies are not available to play for whatever reasons.

After a stuttering week for Connor Goldson and his Rangers teammates, the next seven days presents a chance to get everything back on track and let’s hope the vice-captain shows his bravery by coming through this rough patch.

Meanwhile, do the Rangers board need to shoulder some responsibility for not giving the club the right backing when we had the chance to assert our dominance?