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GERRARD URGES ONE LAST EFFORT

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STEVEN GERRARD will demand one last push from his Rangers players against Celtic at Ibrox tomorrow afternoon.

The Gers are three points behind their old rivals who have a game in hand as the teams prepare to go into the winter break.

Gerrard said: “We have to bring our A game. We’re playing against a good team with good players. They will be well-drilled, I know that for sure.

“We know that we have to bring our best to get the result we want.

“I’m confident the players can do that. It’s the last fixture, there’s 90 minutes to go empty it for and give everything you’ve got. Let’s see where it takes us.

“We’ve certainly got respect for the opposition, but what a fantastic opportunity for the players to go try to get the result we need.”

Tomorrow’s encounter will be the Ibrox side’s THIRTY-EIGHTH game of the campaign and Gerrard’s men have won just two of their last six league outings.

However, the Liverpool legend added: “We always said, certainly at the start of the season looking ahead to the first six months, that we wanted to be in this position.

“I feel we’re a couple of results away from having the perfect six months, if you like.

“But this is an opportunity that if we can get the result that we want it puts us where we need to be.”

Gerrard could be without central defender Connor Goldson who limped off during the 1-1 draw with Neil Lennon’s Hibs in Glasgow in midweek and there are also doubts surrounding Gareth McAuley, Scott Arfield and Ryan Jack.

The Govan casualties will be given every chance to overcome their assortment of injuries before the squad is announced for the 12.30pm kick-off.

 

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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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