Rangers defender Connor Goldson feels that the critics do not see the bigger picture when it comes to the Gers as the side have already played more than 35 games this season.

Steven Gerrard’s side started their campaign early in July in the qualifying stages of the Europa League and have played four times in the last 11 days.

The Gers have two more games this year, including the Old Firm derby against Celtic, before they enter the winter break.

Goldson himself has featured in 34 games in all competitions for the Light Blues so far this season as he has been a regular at the heart of the Rangers defence.

The 26-year old has admitted that the sheer number of games have had its effect on the squad, and that is something the critics don’t realise.

“There are a lot of boys in there that have played a lot of games. I think people from the outside will look at it and say ‘you’ve only played 19 league games’”, Goldson told a press conference.

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“They don’t see the whole picture.

“But we’ve had 35 games, which realistically is a season in five or six months.

“So yeah, there are a lot of boys in there that wake up every day with sore legs, every single day of the week and I’m one of them."

Goldson however is in no mood to complain about his body being pushed to the limit for the light blue shirt.

“But at the end of the day, it’s what we come here for and we know that there no time to moan, there’s no time to be tired.

“If you want to be successful you have to win games in football.”

Rangers host Hibernian in the Scottish Premiership on Boxing Day and will hope to keep up the heat on Celtic at the top of the table.