For souttar read Alan mclaren but more injury prone.I hope you're right regarding souttar...I just don't see it. He's a massive downgrade on CG in both footballing ability and fitness.
This season has been harder on CG as his partners at the back have been chopped and changed, look at last season with a settled centre back pair, he was a colossus.
Also his long range passing and ability to get us up the park in a matter of seconds won't be easy to replace.
Yes he's not perfect, wouldn't be at rangers if he was unfortunately, but I think we'll struggle to replace him with such a consistent defender.
Souttar to me is a typical no nonsense scottish defender, he'll do a job when fit but honestly I don't rate him any higher than say porteous for example (albeit less of a liability)
We need to sign another two centre halfs of genuine pace and quality now that goldosn is leaving. Balogun almost certainly away and we take anything we can get for helmander