Rangers are set to this week find out the ‘full extent’ of the injury that kept Connor Goldson out of the eventual defeat at Celtic Park.

The Ibrox club’s influential vice-captain has already missed a big part of this season with injury and during the centre-back’s absence it’s no surprise the club’s campaign fell apart.

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Undoubtedly a key player for the Ibrox side, the fact that Connor Goldson pulled out of the Celtic Park clash with an injury – in what was really the last chance to haul back a title challenge – sums up Rangers’ season.

Connor Goldson sent for Rangers injury scan

The club has been toiling all season long with injury problems with some of the side’s most key, experienced and high-paid players playing little to no part at all this season.

Speaking before the eventual 3-2 defeat, Michael Beale claimed Rangers would be sending Connor Goldson for a scan on the hip flexor injury on Easter Monday.

That means the full extent of the issue is set to become clear this week as Rangers nervously await the outcome of any issue for the club’s leading defender.

“Right at the end of training yesterday he had a problem with his hip flexor,” said Michael Beale.

“We thought it might be okay but unfortunately not so it’s a big loss of course. He’s been fantastic since he’s come back in the team but we’ll get a scan on Monday to see the extent of that.”

Rangers replacements inspire little Celtic confidence

John Souttar would come into the side to partner Ben Davies at centre-back and it was the two Rangers defenders who sold the jerseys in the loss at Celtic Park.

Ex-Liverpool star Ben Davies showed why so many Rangers fans doubt him by gifting a goal to Kyogo Furuhashi by firstly screwing the ball in the air and then trying to keep it in play with a hospital header.

With the score then 2-1, John Souttar would then feed Allan McGregor a hospital pass which was pounced on by Portuguese winger Jota to make it 3-1 and render the match, and Scottish Premiership, unwinnable.

After last season’s domestic capitulation, this campaign has been a laughable joke domestically as the Rangers squad buckled under the slightest bit of pressure from the stands, press and opposition.

It’s no surprise that Connor Goldson missed that pivotal trio of matches against St Johnstone, Livingston and St Mirren which cost us seven points through injury.

If the hip problem goes on to rule him out of the Scottish Cup semi-final then those in line to replace him hardly inspire confidence that we’ll go on to retain the trophy.

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