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Gerrard rallies Rangers’ European ‘warriors’

first_imgSteven Gerrard has called for “heroes and warriors” to emerge at Ufa next week as Rangers seek to protect a 1-0 advantage in the Europa League play-offs.Connor Goldson’s first-half goal at Ibrox on Thursday gave the Scottish side a valuable advantage in their bid to reach the group stage.The margin would have been wider had Alfredo Morelos made the most of several opportunities, while the hosts also had appeals for a late penalty turned down. Article continues below Editors’ Picks Man Utd ready to spend big on Sancho and Haaland in January Who is Marcus Thuram? Lilian’s son who is top of the Bundesliga with Borussia Monchengladbach Brazil, beware! Messi and Argentina out for revenge after Copa controversy Best player in MLS? Zlatan wasn’t even the best player in LA! Rangers are attempting to reach the main draw of a European competition for the first time since 2011 and Gerrard is desperate not to let the opportunity slip.”I’d like a bigger advantage, of course I would. Listen, we’ve got another tough game next week,” the former Liverpool player told a media conference.”The clean sheet might be important, that’s certainly a positive. We won’t be getting carried away. We understand and respect the opposition and we need a performance full of heroes and warriors next week.”But we’re capable of going there, being hard to play against and defending well like we’ve shown before. We’re also capable of getting an important away goal.”It would be a shame [if we didn’t reach the group stage]. We’ve got to go there and make sure it’s not a shame. We have to put in a performance where we do all it takes to get over the line.”I’m not for going there and coming away with regrets and it being a shame.”Rangers, unbeaten under Gerrard, will look to maintain their positive momentum in a Scottish Premiership trip to Motherwell on Sunday.last_img read more

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