MOTHERWELL boss Stephen Robinson insists his side can derail Steven Gerrard’s Rangers express when the teams collide at Fir Park tomorrow afternoon.

The Liverpool legend has gone 10 successive games without defeat since agreeing to become the Ibrox outfit’s fourth manager in two years in the summer.

Gerrard is hoping to succeed where Mark Warburton, Pedro Caixinha and caretaker Graeme Murty have failed and has made an impressive start to his career in the dug-out.

However, Robinson believes his side can bring it all crashing to a halt in what is bound to be an intriguing encounter.

The Irishman said: “There are good spirits around the place after a win and we’ve prepared well this week.

“If we lose, there’s a steely determination about our players. They don’t want to let me down and they don’t want to let the fans down.”

Gerrard was caught up in an unexpected bust-up during the week involving Well captain Peter Hartley and former Ibrox defender Fabio Cardoso.

The Lanarkshire side’s skipper said it had been fun to watch the Portuguese defender “weeping” after suffering a broken nose when the teams met in the League Cup semi-final at Hampden in October.

Hartley has since said sorry for his remarks and Gerrard said: “We accept the apology. I spoke to Steve (Robinson) this morning. The kid has been naive, he’s got it badly wrong.

“But, to be fair, he has been sharp to retract the comments. We accept the apology, we forgive and we move on.”


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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