Connor Goldson is set to pull off a barely believable achievement when Rangers take on Aberdeen on trophy day.

The two sides will clash on Saturday afternoon at Ibrox, with the long-awaited Premiership trophy presentation taking place after the match.

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James Tavernier will soon finally get his hands on the Premiership trophy. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

There’s a crisis at the back for the Gers, with Filip Helander, Leon Balogun and Borna Barisic all injured, while Calvin Bassey and Nathan Patterson are suspended.

However, Goldson should be named at centre-back – alongside Jack Simpson – as he stands on the brink of a monumental feat.


If the vice-captain starts and makes it through the full game, he will have played every single minute of Rangers’ 2021/22 season.

That’s 38 Premiership fixtures, 13 European matches, three Scottish Cup ties and two League Cup ties.

A whopping 56 outings and over 5000 minutes of action.

A number of other players have been extremely reliable for Steven Gerrard across the season, including Allan McGregor, Borna Barisic, Ryan Kent and Steven Davis, while James Tavernier was a near ever-present until picking up a knee injury in February.

Yet, no other Ger comes close to Goldson in terms of playing time.

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Rangers star Connor Goldson should pull off a truly remarkable feat against Aberdeen on trophy day. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The 28-year-old has been a rock at the back, dominating in the air, making key interventions on the ground, distributing well and scoring key goals (eight in total).

The fact that he’s played in every match to date reflects his extremely high performance levels, as well as his commitment, durability and outstanding discipline.

His snub for the PFA Player of the Year shortlist was bizarre, but he’s in with a chance of winning the club’s own POTY award and after such a herculean effort over the past nine months, few would begrudge him that recognition.

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