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Steven Gerrard Confirms Connor Goldson is a Major Doubt to Face Celtic on Saturday

Steven Gerrard Confirms Connor Goldson is a Major Doubt to Face Celtic on Saturday

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has confirmed Connor Goldson is a major doubt to face Celtic in Saturday’s Old Firm showdown at Ibrox.

Gerrard has tinkered with his back-line throughout the season, with neither Joe Worrall or Nikola Katic doing enough to persuade him that they deserve to be an automatic first-choice centre-back, but Goldson is the one defender who has consistently played well this season.

The 26-year-old – a £3.5 million signing from Brighton last summer – had played in every Rangers Premiership game this season before today, and has already clocked up 35 appearances for the club in all competitions.

However, he sustained a sore-looking ankle injury in the first-half of today’s 1-1 draw with Hibs, and despite obviously limping, he decided to try and play on in the second-half.

His effort was commendable but Goldson was subbed off on 60 minutes, and his manager admitted to the media after the full-time whistle that he’ll be struggling to make the team on Saturday:

Veteran defender Gareth McAuley missed today’s game and it remains to be seen if he can recover in time for the weekend – but if he can’t, what do you make of a Katic and Worrall forming a centre-back pairing?

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