Connor Goldson Rangers season OVER as stopper suffers freak training ground injury

Rangers stopper Connor Goldson
Rangers stopper Connor Goldson -Credit:SNS Group

Philippe Clement has confirmed Connor Goldson's season is OVER after after the stopper suffered a freak training ground injury.

Goldson, 31, had recently lost his place in the Rangers starting XI with Leon Balogun being preferred in games against Aberdeen and St Mirren. And the defender won't kick a ball for the rest of the campaign after damaging his knee during a midweek training session at Auchenhowie.

Ibrox boss Clement said: "Wednesday in training, Connor (Goldson) hurt his knee bad, he will be out for the rest of the season after a scan. It is a big blow, he has played 48 games this season, one of the leaders. He said to me that he wanted to be in the dressing room to support the boys.

"We have enough leaders, I am clear on that. You also become a leader by getting experience in these moments. I feel a lot of hunger in the team to keep on chasing."

Meanwhile Ridvan Yilmaz has been given an outside chance of making his injury comeback against Kilmarnock on Sunday. The left-back has been out of action since picking up an injury on international duty with Turkey but is on the verge of returning.

Clement is hopeful fellow crocks Ryan Jack, Rabbi Matondo and Abdallah Sima will be available for the final games of the campaign, but confirmed Oscar Cortes and Danilo are out.

He added: "Ridvan and Jack have partly trained with the team. Ridvan is a maybe for Sunday. Jack not yet for Sunday will need more time. Connor (Goldson) will be back for pre-season. Cortes and Danilo will not return before the end of the season. Hopefully we see Sima and Matondo back before the end of the season if the recovery continues."