BRIGHTON captain Lewis Dunk knows all about Rangers’ plans to wreck Celtic’s 10-in-a-row dream – as his good pal Connor Goldson keeps telling him about it.

The defensive duo spent three years playing together at The Amex and stayed in touch after Goldson moved to Ibrox in 2018.

And Dunk admits he would be delighted for his mate if Rangers end up going on to lift their first league title for a decade.

The Premier League defender said: “We were really good friends when Connor was at Brighton and still are now really.

“We’re still in contact all the time and see each other when we can – although it’s obviously harder in these times.

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“But I’d be buzzing if Connor wins the league. He won promotion to League One with Shrewsbury but to win the Scottish title in the top division there would be incredible for him. That would be his biggest achievement in football.

“He’s been telling me about 10 in a row and how they need to stop that! So I’d imagine he’ll be a hero forever with the Rangers fans if he can manage it.

“He seems to be a popular figure and I can see why. He’s someone that performs at the highest level every week and he deserves all the credit that is coming his way.”

Dunk is desperate to get up to an Old Firm game when it’s safe to do so. But he revealed even just going to a Glasgow supermarket with Goldson blew his mind.

He added: “In England we probably don’t understand properly how big Rangers and Celtic are. We know they are massive clubs but only since Connor moved there have I been able to learn all about it.

“When he first signed I went up to Glasgow to see him. He had to pop into Asda to get some milk and it took us half an hour to get out! He was getting a lot of attention from the supporters.

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“So at that point I realised what a big deal it was to play for a club like Rangers.

“I’ve never been to a game in Scotland so that’s something I really want to do at some point. I’ve never seen Connor play for Rangers in the flesh but I’m hoping to get to an Old Firm game one day to experience that, especially knowing Connor and Shane Duffy at Celtic.

“That’s something I’d love to do once the virus has gone and it’s safe to do so again as I think it will be a brilliant atmosphere.”

Dunk bagged a vital goal to earn Brighton a 3-3 draw against Wolves at the weekend. But the England cap says he’s been amazed with Goldson netting seven times this season – and jokes that he never saw that coming when they were playing together.

He added: “I’ve been following closely how he’s getting on at Rangers and I can see that he’s flying. He seems to have turned into a goal machine somehow!

“And not just headers either which is the most impressive thing. All I’m hearing now is about him coming up from the back like Franz Beckenbauer and then smashing them in!

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“I didn’t know he had that in his locker. He keeps telling me he’s on for double figures so we’ll see how close he gets to that.

“But I’m really pleased to hear how well he’s doing. I knew how good a player he could be having played with him before. And he seems to have really kicked on since signing for Rangers.

“He was still quite a young player when he moved to Brighton from Shrewsbury. It was a massive step up for him but you could see his potential.

“We became quite friendly not long after he joined. And when he got in the team, once you play alongside someone it gets you even closer. We struck up a good bond that’s lasted to this day.

“Like with any player, if you have a good relationship off the pitch it helps you get a good understanding on it. You don’t need to communicate as much as you know what the other one is going to do. And that just makes it all a lot easier.

“I did my best to try to help Connor adapt to the Championship. He used to say to me how much harder he found training at that level. But you just get used to that after a time and I was there to help him if he needed it.

“But he was that good a player that he quickly settled in and it showed when he played as he always looked really comfortable.”