Rangers legend Barry Ferguson has warned Connor Goldson that “nothing comes close” to Ibrox on the big nights as the defender’s future remains up in the air.

After the Europa League win over Dortmund on Thursday night, Ferguson thinks the electric atmosphere at Ibrox will have helped the Englishman realise what he could be missing out on if he decides to leave in the summer when his contract ends.

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“As the final whistle blew, the camera panned to Connor Goldson standing in the middle of that pitch, taking in the scene of absolute joy all around him,” Ferguson said [Daily Record].

“You could see on his face he was just thinking, ‘Wow!’

“It’s nights like that which make you realise just how special a place Ibrox is.

“Connor has got a major decision to make in the next couple of months with his contract almost up.

“Does he stay for more of this or return back down south, perhaps for another crack at the Premier League.

“But he needs to consider what he’s giving up.

“Don’t get me wrong, I’ve played in England at all the big grounds and there are some brilliant atmospheres about.

“But nothing comes close to the noise, the crackle, the buzz you feel playing in an Old Firm game or a big European night under the lights at Ibrox. It’s the best in the world.”

With no offers from elsewhere seemingly on the table so far, it’ll be interesting to see whether Goldson decides to bide his time until the summer and see what happens or if he’ll decide to remain at Ibrox.

His performances recently have raised some questions over his commitment and a new deal could put an end to that but it seems inevitable that there won’t be any resolution soon.

If Goldson does decide to move on, it won’t take him long to realise what he’ll have left behind.

Read our match report as Rangers B picked up an impressive three points in the Lowland League last night against Broomhill

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