Former Shrewsbury Town boss Graham Turner is delighted to see Connor Goldson excel for Rangers after his Old Firm double on Saturday and insists that he always thought the defender would have a “really good career.”
Goldson scored both goals in Saturday’s Old Firm win at Celtic Park and Turner believes there is “no doubt” that his former charge could end the season with a Premiership winner’s medal.
Goldson was a teenager at Shrewsbury when he worked with Turner and the ex-Shrews boss thinks he will only continue to get better with age.
“Connor always had a good idea of the game and he was confident without ever being arrogant,” Turner told the Scottish Sun.
“I met his dad a few times and you wouldn’t mess with him, but Connor was brought up the right way.
“He had a great attitude, he was a leader and I always felt that he could go on to have a really good career. It was just about experience.
“With central defenders they tend to get better the older that they get.
“Connor is now playing at a high level for a big club and is doing well. I’m really happy for him.
“I know those two goals at the weekend could be very significant for Rangers. I know all about the history.
“It’s still early in the season but they’ve put themselves in a position to really challenge Celtic now.
“Watching some of the games, there is no doubt Rangers are capable of winning the Scottish title this season.”
Goldson has played every minute so far this season for the Gers as they smashed the all-time record for consecutive clean-sheets to starts a Scottish top-flight seas0n.
He will almost certainly start on Thursday night when the Light Blues face Standard Liege in the Europa League and will be brimming with confidence after his Old Firm goals.
The defender has been one of Gerrard’s most reliable performers since coming to Ibrox and will hopefully get his reward at the end of the season.