CONNOR Goldson branded Rangers progression to the next qualifying round of the Europa League professional.

The centre-half kept a second successive clean sheet in his opening two competitive games for the Gers and said the team came together to defend.

Rangers will play either CS Petrocub or Osijek next, that tie will be decided on Thursday evening and currently sits at 1-1.

Speaking to RangersTV Goldson said: “It was good, it was professional and I thought we did the job we needed to do, we didn’t need to do anything silly.

“We managed the game well and we didn’t let them have a chance until that one at the end. We came here and did the job we had wanted to do coming over.

“It is good, I said when I came here what I wanted to do is keep clean sheets and that is what we say to each other.

“We defend as a whole team, it is not just the back four, we are all working hard for each other and it starts from Alfredo up top. He is working hard for the team and the whole team follows him.

“I am sure it will be tougher in the next round, no disrespect to Shkupi but I am sure it will be a tougher tie.”

Goldson admits Rangers have room to improve as Steven Gerrard’s side continue to come together.

He and Nikola Katic are in the early days of developing a partnership in a new look defence.

The 25-year-old continued: “We will keep improving, we are still in pre-season really and that was only our third game and for some only their second 90 minutes.

“I thought we looked good but we will keep getting fitter and stronger, I am sure we will come together more as a team.

“I am really enjoying it; it is good to be playing football – that is what I have come here for.”

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