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2018/19 PLAYER FOCUS: CONNOR GOLDSON

17 June 2018

Paul Hazlewood
Connor Goldson in action for Albion against Crystal Palace last season.

The departing central defender, who has signed for Scottish Premiership side Glasgow Rangers, found himself as Brighton & Hove Albion’s third-choice centre-back last season, due to the impressive form of Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy.

Connor Goldson made his first appearance of the campaign in the Carabao Cup against Barnet, before also playing 120 minutes in Albion’s third-round extra-time defeat to AFC Bournemouth at the Vitality Stadium.

The 25-year-old's long-awaited Premier League debut came in December, as he partnered Dunk in the heart of Albion’s defence against Watford - a game which saw the Seagulls take all three points and claim a clean sheet.

Duffy returned to the starting line-up for Albion’s Boxing Day clash against Chelsea at Stamford Bridge, but Goldson played in the reverse fixture at the Amex Stadium, as Chris Hughton introduced a 3-5-2 formation.



Goldson then featured three time for the Seagulls in their Emirates FA Cup run to the quarter-finals, as Hughton’s side recorded victories over Crystal Palace, Middlesbrough and Coventry City.

The defender found the back of the net against the Sky Blues, to score his third and final goal for the Seagulls - following strikes against Birmingham City and Queens Park Rangers during the 2015/16 season.

Goldson continued to provide cover for Dunk and Duffy on Albion’s bench, before making a 19-minute second-half appearance against Liverpool at Anfield on the final day of the season.

This proved to be Goldson’s final contribution for the Seagulls, as his move to Steven Gerrard’s Rangers was confirmed earlier this week.


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