Rangers defender Connor Goldson is good enough to star in the Premier League and isn’t surprised to see him doing so well at Ibrox, acording to former Shrewsbury Town team-mate Mark Ellis.

Ellis and Goldson were at the heart of The Shrews’ defence as they stormed to promotion in 2014/15 under current Dundee United boss Micky Mellon.

Rangers v Kilmarnock - Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 22: Connor Goldson of Rangers controls the ball during the Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on August 22, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Ellis admits that Goldson helped make him better and demanded high standards of those around him, leading to Mellon handing him the captain’s armband in their promotion push.

“It’s no surprise to see Connor doing so well at Rangers,” Ellis said, as quoted by the Daily Record.

“I always thought he would be good enough to hold his own in the Premier League – that’s how good I think he is.

“He actually helped me improve my game even though I was older. He was only 21 but he demanded high standards and that’s just a natural thing with Connor.

“He was even given the captain’s armband during that season when Liam Lawrence was injured.

“That says it all as to how much Micky rated him.”

Olympique Lyonnais v Rangers FC - Veolia Trophy LYON, FRANCE - JULY 16: Connor Goldson of Glasgow Rangers drives the ball during the Veolia Trophy friendly match between Olympique Lyonnais and Glasgow Rangers at Groupama Stadium on July 16, 2020 in Decines near Lyon, France.
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Goldson has been a massive part as the Gers recorded a club-record six clean sheets to start the league season and will be looking to help extend that run to seven later today.

With the Gers facing Mellon’s side this afternoon, it’ll be a good chance for him to catch up with his former boss – although the Ibrox star will be desperate to pick up the win.

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