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Rangers v Celtic: We’ll need to hit top gear to rock Celtic, admits Gerrard

 

Steven Gerrard
Steven Gerrard

By Graham Luney

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has backed his players to produce something special in the Old Firm showdown at Ibrox today.

A home win would leave the Glasgow rivals level on 42 points going into the winter break.

But Carnlough man Brendan Rodgers is unbeaten in 12 games against Rangers since taking over in 2016, with 10 wins and two draws.

If his side triumphs today, Rodgers will be the first Celtic manager to win five games at Ibrox in a row since 1909.

Gerrard, however, expects his own troops to rise to the occasion, saying: "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 would take Rangers to win by a four-goal margin to knock their rivals off the top of the Scottish Premiership table and Rodgers said: "Whatever the result will be at the end of the game we will be in a good position or a very good position.

"The records aren't important. It's more about how we play and giving the supporters what they want which is to win and win well."

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