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Gerrard swayed Goldson to join Gers

13th June 2018, 15:55 by Simon Barlow

Connor Goldson can't wait to get started at Rangers after joining from Brighton and Hove Albion on a four-year deal.

The 25-year-old becomes new boss Steven Gerrard's sixth signing and, having been a Liverpool fan growing up, he is eager to begin work under the Anfield legend.

"Steven Gerrard had a massive influence on my decision to sign. When he first spoke to me I didn't really know what I was doing, there were a few clubs interested in me in the Championship and I didn't really know what to do," Goldson told rangers.co.uk.

"We carried on speaking and he has been brilliant with me, he said I could speak to him whenever I wanted to or whatever I was thinking.

"We spoke quite a lot over the summer and it got to the point where I sat down with my family and I thought it was the right decision to make for myself and for them. For us all to be happy and for me to be playing football every week at a huge club.

"Now he is my manager and I want to be able to learn off him as a coach and as a manager. I don't really think there is going to be time for me to be star struck and be in awe of him.

"We have a lot of work to do this season, we want to improve the team and we want to see how far we can go."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Simon Barlow has a wealth of journalism experience and in-depth knowledge in a number of sports. As well as his extensive football knowledge, Simon is also well versed on cricket, tennis, American Football and cycling amongst others.

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