'Reckless' Connor Goldson escaped a red card for Rangers against Ayr United because of the honesty of Roy Syla.

That's the viewpoint of former Gers striker Kenny Miller.

The centre-back lunged in on Ayr's midfielder and made contact with his studs on Syla's shin.

Syla stayed on his feet and elected to play a through-ball for Anton Dowds to run onto as the Championship side looked to counter at Ibrox.

The game finished 2-0 to the hosts with Borna Barisic and Fabio Silva getting on the scoresheet.

And Miller reckons Goldson was perhaps lucky to stay on the field as he reviewed the incident on BBC's Sportscene.

He said: "He overruns it and there is a lunge, there is no doubt about it. There is definite contact there. When you slow it down, it looks awful. When you see it at full speed his leg does go through him.

"I think he could be fortunate. I also think the reaction from Syla, he stays up and releases Anton Dowds to go through one-on-one with Souttar. Because he [Syla] is not down, he is not writhing in agony, making Willie Collum make a decision.

"It definitely helps Connor Goldson. Because that was pretty reckless. That looks awful (in slow motion)."

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Brown was left furious with Collum after the match over a few decisions, most notably his call not to send off Fabio Silva for a second bookable offence.

He said: "I think if it had been the other way around it could have been. It was the pressure (on the ref), coming into these big occasions.

"Some people can deal with it, some people can’t Willie is used to giving me yellow cards. I think he has missed me!

"There was no point asking him about it, it didn't change anything. I was disappointed at the time and Silva goes on and scores the goal. So it is a harsh lesson for us."