CONNOR Goldson admits Rangers were “killed” by the timing of the goal they conceded in the first Old Firm of the season.

The Gers were on the attack when Ryan Jack looked to have been fouled, before Celtic broke directly and Olivier Ntcham snatched the only goal of the game.

The Gers centre-half thinks the Gers had just started to turn the screw on the home side when the goal happened just after the hour mark.

Speaking to RangersTV Goldson said: “We are down, it is a massive game and we went into it unbeaten and we wanted to carry that on.

“We knew what it meant to everyone, including ourselves in the changing room, staff, fans and those watching at home.

“I thought we were in the game for a long period of time, in fact for the whole 90 minutes to be honest and it is just disappointing the goal we conceded.

“I thought we did well, we frustrated them, probably gave them a little bit too much respect in the first-half with our distances and let them have a bit too much of the ball.

“I think we came out in the second half and we played football, it was an even game and their fans were starting to get a little bit edgy, which was what we wanted then the goal just kills everything. I think it a foul in the build-up.

“We were just starting to build some momentum at that point and we were starting to get into the box, they were forcing things and making errors.

“The goal happened when we were attacking and there is a foul in there, then they basically run from the edge of their box into ours with a free man.”

Goldson was keen to find the positives after Steven Gerrard’s squad’s first ever defeat, in a week where the Gers qualified for the group stages of the Europa League.

The league takes a weekend off now for the international break and then Light Blues return with a Premiership and Europa double.

The 25-year-old continued: “We have to look at it with some positives, we are a brand new team, we have been together two or three months and I think we have done unbelievably. I think everyone gave their all today and that is all you can ask for.

“There have been games where things haven’t gone for us but we will continue to grow, we have people coming back from injury, and we have quality on the bench too.

“”It is gone, we need to move on, we have the break now and then after it we have to go on another run like we just have.

“We are a new squad, we were 12 games unbeaten before today, we have got into the Europa League and I feel like we are coming together as a group well. We go again.”

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