Published: Sun, May 12, 2019
Sport | By Kayla Schwartz

Gerrard explains controversial Rangers decision

Gerrard explains controversial Rangers decision

"There is no way you can be successful if your big players are missing for big games". "

"I just think there is a certain element of fear within them when it comes to me."

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Rangers have won each of their last five Scottish Premiership matches, they last went on a longer run in the top-flight in October 2011 (9 games).

And McNamara, who played over 350 times for the Hoops, thinks Rangers" midfield lacks the "legs' to trouble Celtic.

That sound advice was wasted on Alfredo Morelos, who fell for one of the oldest tricks in the book, Scott Brown mischievously clipping his heels, duly reacted and was sent off after 31 minutes of Rangers' 2-1 defeat at Celtic in March, and Andy Halliday, who received a red card for falling for the Celtic captain's taunts after the final whistle.

"As a fan and ex-player, Tuesday was probably the best atmosphere I've seen at Anfield". It took me back to Chelsea when we scored the Luis Garcia goal, to Olympiakos - the big games I experienced myself. "That's why you get all the abuse".

"I used that as an excuse, but it was more the nerves, so God help the players with what they were going through".

"The rest of them are tidy enough players, they're good pros".

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"I've had to swing back into Rangers mode quickly and my priority is to get this team ready for a big Old Firm at the weekend".

Steven Gerrard has confirmed that his side will not provide Celtic with a guard of honour on Sunday, as is the tradition.

Speaking to the French regional newspaper, Mexer said: "There was also Glasgow Rangers and I was very honoured that Steven Gerrard travelled to Rennes to meet me".

"The club have made a decision on that and decided there won't be a guard of honour, so my thoughts are irrelevant".

But Mexer has made a decision to continue his career in France and the defender has put pen to paper to a four-year deal at Bordeaux.

He has been in charge on an interim basis since February after Brendan Rodgers controversially left the club to take charge of Leicester City.

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