Rangers defender Connor Goldson has praised captain James Tavernier, saying the right-back "will not be appreciated until he is gone".

The Englishman scored the winner against Aberdeen as the Ibrox side won the League Cup for the first time since 2011.

And Goldson had nothing but good things to say about the 32-year-old at full time.

Speaking to BBC Radio Scotland, he said: "He doesn't stop. It's the same old, he does it every single year and I've said it for a long time, this football club won't appreciate him as much until he's gone.

The centre-back also expressed his delight at winning the competition for the first time after losing two previous finals to Celtic.

"It's huge, these are the days you dream of. You come to this football club and you know the demands to win trophies," he continued.

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"I'm happy to add another number onto that board and you can keep with you for the rest of your life.

"We pay respect to them, they made it difficult and they're obviously a tough team to play against but at the same time we've come here full of belief and great confidence.

"The last few weeks we've been in great form and full of confidence. We go one step at a time, we've won the first one of the season but we've got to keep trying our best every week.

"We know the demands of the club and to add another number onto the board that's been here a long time before us and will be a long time after us is a massive achievement."