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Goldson Reflects On Roller Coaster Ride

By Kieran Cleeves • 18 June 2018

Former Brighton & Hove Albion defender Connor Goldson reflected on a frustrating yet enjoyable three years with the club, following his move to Scottish Premiership club Rangers last week.

The 25-year-old signed for the Seagulls in August 2015 from Shrewsbury Town, but after ending his period on the south coast, Goldson commented on his time playing for Chris Hughton’s side.

He said, ”It's been amazing but also frustrating at times. Getting injured pre-season after doing well in the first season was a big setback.

"Then, midway through the second season, having my heart troubles. I just think there's a lot more that I could have done and could have proved.

“I always wanted to do more, but at the same I have to remember what the club did for me - taking me from Shrewsbury when we had just gone up from League One into the Championship.

“Then losing in the play-offs, to getting promoted and staying in the Premier League - it was unbelievable.”

After undergoing heart surgery in 2017, Goldson returned to make his Premier League debut last season, and the defender thanked numerous people for the support he received during a difficult spell on the sidelines.

“All the support I had throughout the surgery from everyone - the players, the staff and the fans - they were all brilliant with me. I can only look back with good memories."

"We had a great group of boys. We had a good core in the team for a good few years. A few have left now, like Liam Rosenior and Steve Sidwell, but we get on really closely.

“Everyone knows how close me and Dunky are, so I’m sure we'll stay in touch. I'll miss a lot of things about the place. There are amazing people that work there.”

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