Published: Wed, December 26, 2018
Sports | By Brett Lawson

Harsh words from Steven Gerrard spark revival for Rangers

Harsh words from Steven Gerrard spark revival for Rangers

"What has upset me is the Rogic situation and him not being able to play against Rangers", Sutton said on BT Sport.

"We were second best and we deserved to be in the position we were in". We know we are going to have to be at it and we can't put in a performance like the first half yesterday.

"I thought he was outstanding on Sunday and did everything but score".

But Steven Gerrard's number two McAllister insists the new Ibrox manager - who suffered a 1-0 defeat at Parkhead back in September in his only taste of Old Firm action so far - remains relaxed about the state of play between Glasgow's big two. "It's two tough games, six big points available and we need to give our all".

Celtic won the first Old Firm game of the season when they won 1-0 thanks to Olivier Ntcham's goal in the beginning of September.

"I made my feelings clear at half-time, made some changes to the 11 and to be fair to the players they played with more bravery, belief and character and gone out there and performed like Rangers players in the second-half", added Gerrard.

Middleton hasn’t scored since the 7-1 demolition of Motherwell in September
Middleton hasn’t scored since the 7-1 demolition of Motherwell in September

"I know he [Arnold] is under pressure, not just from us but from other clubs, but that wasn't the indication we were given when we were promoting Boyle to him". It was made at the start of the season and we know why everybody looks to it.

Rangers have been consistent under Gerrard's stewardship this season and are a point behind Premiership leaders Celtic, who they face this weekend.

"I'm thinking big picture where we can take this squad and players".

"There were years when Celtic were winning the league at a canter and as good as it was and the fans enjoy silverware, I think there was an element of the fans getting a bit bored by the lack of challenge".

Tom would have been a certain starter in Govan this weekend, but because of the Socceroos involvement in the Asia Cup, the player will have to Scotland straight after the Aberdeen game on Boxing day to join up with his global teammates in Dubai. Against Hibs last week it was a good team performance. They were clapping and are happy. "We have praised them a lot and taken into consideration the schedule and the effects it has had on them".

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