GORDON GREER has backed former Brighton team-mate Connor Goldson to thrive at Rangers.

The defender put pen-to-paper on a four-year deal at Ibrox this week.

He will will link-up with Steven Gerrard’s side ahead of their pre-season trip to Spain and Kilmarnock stopper Greer is confident he will be a shrewd signing this term.

"He is big, strong, quick, very good on the ball, and the main thing for me is he wants to keep improving," Greer told BBC Scotland

"The thing that really impressed me most about him was his attitude and his willingness to work and improve.

"When he first came in at Brighton, we were doing well in the Championship, finishing in the top six, getting to the play-offs.

"Connor just knuckled down, worked really hard and I admired that about him because I am similar myself.

"With a lot of players you can spot the talent, but maybe the attitude is not as good. Connor has got the talent but his attitude was so good, his willingness to improve."