Rangers v Celtic: Steven Gerrard says Rangers must bring ‘A game’

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard lost the first Used Firm derby of the season at Celtic Park
Scottish Premiership: Rangers v Celtic
Venue: Ibrox Stadium, Glasgow Date: Saturday, 29 December Kick-off: 12:30 GMT
Coverage: Hear on BBC Radio Scotland 810MW/DAB/on-line; are residing textual whine commentary on BBC Sport web site & app

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is targeting victory over Premiership leaders Celtic on Saturday to “build us the build we need to nonetheless be”.

A condominium rob at Ibrox would plot the Glasgow rivals stage on forty two strategies going into the chilly climate fracture.

But Rangers enjoy won handiest two of their past six league outings and revel in carried out a game more than Celtic.

“I in actual fact feel we’re a couple of results away from having the supreme six months, whereas you love,” said Gerrard.

“We now enjoy got to bring our A game. We’re playing in opposition to a unbiased crew with pretty gamers. They will be properly drilled, I know that for sure.

“All americans is conscious of that we enjoy now to bring our most efficient to receive the consequence we need. I’m confident the gamers can cease that.”

Gerrard’s debut season as a manager started with European qualifiers in mid-July and the conclude-of-one year derby will likely be his thirty eighth game responsible.

Aberdeen are the handiest facet to enjoy won at Ibrox all the draw by the worn Liverpool’s captain’s reign.

“It is the closing fixture, there could be ninety minutes to recede empty it for and provides everything you’ve bought,” he said. “Let’s ogle the build it takes us.

“We now enjoy absolutely bought appreciate for the opposition but what an ideally honorable replacement for the gamers to recede strive to receive the consequence we need.

“I accurate hope the gamers recede give a proper tale of themselves. I ponder we’ve confirmed at Ibrox this season in opposition to excessive-stage opposition that after we play with freedom, aid ourselves and exit with self belief then we’ve carried out some in actual fact glorious stuff.”

Gerrard has a lengthy listing of casualties to take care of as Connor Goldson joined Gareth McAuley, Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack within the treatment room.

But Gerrard said: “We can present everybody up to the closing conceivable second.

“I’ve nonetheless bought some choices to rep and checks to total. We now enjoy nonetheless bought 24 hours to recede and choices to be made. There is nonetheless two or three which are touch and recede.

“It is now no longer supreme when it involves availability but we are in a position to nonetheless enjoy a solid crew out.”

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