CONNOR Goldson says that confidence is high amongst the squad after five straight wins in the Premiership.

The centre-half has been part of a defence which has only conceded once in that string of victories and believes confidence is at a premium heading into Sunday’s Old Firm derby.

Goldson thinks the win over Celtic in December has spread belief amongst the squad that they can do a double at Ibrox over their city rivals this season.

Speaking to the media the 26-year-old said: “In the last Old Firm we knew we performed well, especially in the second-half.

“We were maybe reactive in the first half at what they threw at us but in the second-half we were proactive and on the front foot.

“It was one of those where we had nothing to lose and since then we have gone on a good run.

“We are all just looking forward to the game and we are going into it with confidence.

“I think on that day, on the 29th, we were at our best and we managed to win the game. That just shows us as a team that if you want to win an Old Firm then that is the standard you have to play to.

“I have enjoyed all the Old Firms, even though the results haven’t always been great I feel the team is performing well right now and if we can get another top performance this weekend then we can get three points.

“The confidence is high, when you are winning games of football you just want to keep playing and go into every game feeling like you are never going to lose.

“From my point of view we are keeping clean sheets right now and we are looking solid.

“We are not conceding many shots on our goal and I think the only one we have conceded in the Hearts game away from home.

“We have been strong in that area but at the other end of the pitch we are scoring goals as well. When you have a good blend of both of those then it is a recipe of success.”

Goldson has been paired back up with Nikola Katic for the past four games after the Croatian saw Joe Worrall picked ahead of him for a chunk of the season.

The former Brighton man says Katic is now back to his best and is enjoying having the 22-year-old back alongside him.

He continued: “Niko has done really well, he has settled right back in and he is looking confident again.

“He is looking the player he was at the start of the season, I feel like he has calmed down and he is just playing his own game and not being worried or nervous about having to impress.

“I feel like he is just playing his own game and when he does that he is a top player.”

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