Scottish giants Rangers are expected to continue their pursuit of Connor Goldson after seeing Albion knock back their initial bid.

New bosses Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister want to make Goldson part of their “build from the back” plan at Ibrox.

The Anfield legends, along with director of football Mark Allen, have targeted the Seagulls’ back-up centre-back – and Liverpool fan – as a prime target.

But Albion have rejected an offer which fell well below their valuation.

Goldson is keen for more playing time after being kept on the bench by Lewis Dunk and Shane Duffy ever since recovering from heart surgery.

He moved ahead of Uwe Huenemeier in the pecking order to be a regular on the bench.

But the 25-year-old, who saw a loan move to Ipswich fall through last August, has not played regular first-team football for two years.

Sources north of the border believe Goldson would find the chance to play in front of 50,000 fans, tackle European football and work for Gerrard and McAllister irresistible.

He would team up with winger Jamie Murphy, whose loan move from the Amex is set to convert into a more permanent deal.

But Albion have refused to give an inch in recent years when fielding offers for players they do not want to lose.

Goldson revealed his allegiance ahead of an FA Cup draw during the 2016-17 season.

He said: “I’d love to play Liverpool away, personally. That’s who I support.”

Rangers, who signed goalkeeper Allan McGregor yesterday, have lost 5-0 at Celtic and drawn 5-5 at Hibs recently and need defensive recruits.

Assistant boss McAllister said: “When you watch the game and see a scoreline of 5-5, I think that kind of suggests what’s wrong.”