Gerrard explains decision to take Rangers role

Graham Spiers May 12 2018 12:01am The TimesA happy ending seems unlikely Graham SpiersSpiers on Saturday

That draw leaves Rangers trailing the "Dons" by one point - meaning that they must produce a better result than Aberdeen do at Celtic Park.

Previous meetings between the two clubs have in recent years proved to be something of a goals-fest with fifteen games yielding no fewer than 54 goals.

Hibs, of course, suffered a 2-1 defeat to Hearts on Wednesday night which was important for Rangers' league position, and Lennon vented his frustration in his post-match interviews at Tynecastle. We have Alfredo suspended, Ross suspended, Graham Dorrans out and a couple of other ones are struggling.

He said: "You have got to make sure you are strong enough to beat Celtic".

"We might have to change things at the weekend which isn't great because I thought we were going along nicely, but the rest of them are ready to play and they all want to play the last game of the season".


'I am hoping I will be here next season, I am hoping it's just the beginning for me here.

Ferguson thinks that if Rangers are to offload a number of players then they may have to dig deep, with those concerned not likely to easily walk away from the lucrative contracts they penned.

Nicholl had told the playing staff they need to impress against Hibs at Easter Road tomorrow - or face the threat of the axe.

With so many first-team players unavailable - and many of those who are having no future at Ibrox beyond Sunday's fixture - Nicholl should look to give some of the younger players a taste of first-team football in preparation for Steven Gerrard's imminent arrival as manager.

"[Even] if clubs are interested in them it is the player's decision and they might not want to move". He might get it out of them.

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