CONNOR GOLDSON is thriving under the pressure to win at Ibrox after admitting it took him time to realise the demands and expectations of playing for Rangers.

The defender has become an integral part of Steven Gerrard’s side since making the move from Brighton two seasons ago and is one of the first names on the Light Blues’ team sheet.

Goldson has been left with nothing to show for his efforts in terms of silverware over those campaigns as Rangers have fallen short domestically while excelling on the continent.

And the Englishman is fully aware of what is needed in the coming months as Gerrard looks to lift the Premiership title at the third time of asking.

“I spoke to a lot of people before I came here and I kind of knew what to expect,” Goldson told the Rangers matchday programme. “I got told by a lot of different people how big the club was.

“I don’t think you understand when you are down south the size of it, but I came to realise very quickly and also understand what was expected.

“It’s different to down south – you learn quickly here that you can’t draw a game of football as a draw is a loss. But I have come to understand it and I have come to deal with it.

“It is a great pressure to have knowing every single game, no matter who come up against, you are expected to win.

“It instils a winning mentality into me personally and the whole team that we know if we want to win titles and we want to win different competitions, then we have to win every single game.

“You know you need to be at it every week. You are everyone’s biggest game domestically, so you know everyone is going to give 100 per cent when you are playing against them.

“Every week you play, you need to be at it and the thing I have learned the most is the recovery in between games.

“In the first year I found it difficult playing so many, but in the second year I got to know my body more and I got to know what I needed in between the games to get myself back to full recovery and ready to go again.”