Ally McCoist & Derek McInnes reacts to Conor Goldson-Rangers contract saga

Rangers are set to be involved in yet another contract saga in the coming months over the future of Conor Goldson.

Ally McCoist has been left baffled by the admission that the defender is still not in talks to resolve his future at the club.

Derek McInnes agreed with McCoist, insisting that there will be clubs watching with intrigue over his future.


Speaking on BT Sports this evening ahead of the clash against Brondby, McCoist started the conversation on Goldson.

“I’ve got no doubt that Steven and his representatives will get together and have a chat one way or another,” he said.

“It’s a funny one because Conor hasn’t had the form this season that he showed last season. His future will definitely be on his mind, at the same time the important thing is that he’s got to put it behind him.

McInnes also reacted to the ongoing saga after McCoist and appeared to agree with what was being said.

“I think it’s clear from that interview that he’s really keen to stay, he’s said all the right things there – I just worry that as soon as a player goes into the last year of his contract it becomes really difficult.”


Difficult.

Goldson admitting that no talks have really started regarding his future has really started to worry us moving forward.

Looking at our other options, you panic as soon as the Englishman is missing with those around him not good enough to play without him.

Jack Simpson is third in line at this moment, and he has been nowhere good enough since arriving from Bournemouth.

Leon Balogun and Filip Helander have been superb at times at Ibrox, but have always looked better with Goldson beside them.

This needs to be sorted, and it needs to be finalised as soon as possible.

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Richard Foster slams Alfredo Morelos despite Rangers win v Brondby

Richard Foster has slammed Alfredo Morelos after the Rangers striker endured another tough night in front of goal versus Brondby.

Although the Gers won 2-0 at Ibrox on Thursday night, Morelos struggled to find his goalscoring boots as he continues to wait for his 100th goal for the club.

Fashion Sakala replaced 25-year-old Morelos in the 70th minute and after he was substituted off, BBC pundit Foster assessed the Colombian’s dry spell in front of goal.


“I don’t know how he does it, but Morelos needs to try regain his confidence and raise his performance level,” Foster said on Sportsound on Thursday night, as quoted on BBC Sport’s website.

“He’s not done enough all round to say he’s a guaranteed starter.”


Not good enough

Morelos’ form is becoming more and more worrying each time he plays.

In the 1-1 draw with Hearts on Saturday, he wasted so many chances to score past Craig Gordon but wasn’t even able to hit the target.

Had he done that, we’d be clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership table and feeling way more comfortable going into the upcoming league fixtures.

Morelos was in similar form in the first half of last season but at least there was a reason for that because he’d been strongly linked with a move away from Ibrox for that whole summer.

We didn’t really get much speculation about him in the summer just gone except for some rumours linking him to Porto.

It wasn’t enough to affect his form or anything like that so it looks as though the Colombian is simply in a rut.

He’s netted just five times in 16 appearances in all competitions this season and two of those goals have been in the Scottish League Cup.

Morelos must start scoring in the more important games otherwise we could see Steven Gerrard axing him from his starting line-up.

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Stephen Craigan stunned by VAR for Kemar Roofe goal v Brondby

Stephen Craigan was left raging at the decision to allow Kemar Roofe’s goal for Rangers against Brondby this evening.

The goal was initially disallowed for offside, but after a long VAR check, the Bears saw their lead doubled before the break.

Craigan labelled the officials “incompetent” for the “horrendous” decision, but admitted he was wrong later once the VAR images were released.


Speaking on BT Sports during the live coverage this evening, Craigan was initially stunned by the decision to allow the goal.

“That’s a horrendous decision,” he said. “When you’re bringing in VAR, roofe is even putting that in the back of the net thinking he’s offside –

“There’s an incompetent VAR official, it’s not rangers fault – VAR, wow.”


Hilarious.

Watching Craigan accept he was wrong and that VAR needs to be introduced in Scotland immediately got us laughing.

Many pundits are quick to jump on the bandwagon and go against the Bears, but Craigan usually isn’t one of those.

Without sounding too bias, it was never offside – you could see that from the very first replay, and BT Sports showed them multiple times.

Roofe was easily behind the back leg of the Brondby defender, and the goal was rightly given – not that we’re complaining about any of that.

Steven Gerrard certainly won’t complain either, and he will have been delighted to see Roofe notch another goal to his impressive tally.

The Jamaican international was badly missed against Hearts, and maybe having his poaching instinct available for the entire 90 minutes could have changed the outcome.

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