CONNOR GOLDSON reckons the arrivals of Jermain Defoe and Steven Davis prove there will be no fear factor for Rangers during the Premiership title run-in this term.

Boss Steven Gerrard has completed two headline-grabbing deals this month and both Defoe and Davis have joined up with the Light Blues at their winter base in Tenerife.

Rangers are level on points with Celtic at the top of table following their 1-0 Old Firm win at Ibrox before the Premiership shutdown.

And defender Goldson is pleased to keep the momentum building as the Gers set their sights on the silverware this season.

He said: “It’s a lift. It just adds to the squad. It brings a good amount of experience.

“It brings people who have been at the highest level and done it and aren’t going to get afraid if we are up there in a title race.

“The good teams always improve and so far the gaffer has gone about doing that in the transfer window.

“The one thing I will say is that the size of this club deserves to have players like that playing for them. We deserve to attract those kind of players because the club is huge.

“You don’t understand it when you are in England, but this club deserves to have the best available players to help them try and win things because it’s been a long time since we have. That’s something that we need to aim for.

“We need to go as far as we can in the league, try and win as many games as possible. We have got the cup coming up, and we need to go as far as we can in that.”

Rangers fans are daring to dream of a potential Premiership triumph this season after Gerrard’s side hauled themselves into title contention with that Old Firm victory.

Goldson heard all about the supposed gap across the Glasgow divide when he joined the Light Blues from Brighton in the summer.

But his assertion after the first derby at Parkhead that Rangers could more than compete this term has proven to be accurate so far .

Goldson said: “My words were taken completely the wrong way there. When we went to Marbella in pre-season a lot of the boys were saying how great they were, how we were miles away from them and what the results had been like in the last few years.

“The three words of ‘they’re not Barcelona’ got put on every single headline. That wasn’t what I actually said.

“I just said that the gap wasn’t as big as I thought it was. It shows that, when we play how we can, we are a match for anyone.

“We have said from day one that we need to forget about this gap that everyone talks about. The new manager has to come in and close the gap to be successful but we are a big club with a good team and, if we want to be successful, we need to aim as high as we can and get as many points as we can.

“We have dropped a few where we shouldn’t have this season but we are in the mix and we have given ourselves great chance to try and be successful in the second half of the season.”