Gerrard Criticizes the use of plastic pitches at the top level

Steven Gerrard has said that he does not support the use of plastic pitches at the top level of football.

Rangers are set to take on Kilmarnock on one such similar surface in their next match.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has said that he does not support the use of plastic pitches in Scottish Premiership or any other top-level football competition. The Gers are set to travel to Rugby Park to face Kilmarnock in their next match and will have to play on a similar surface, which the former Liverpool star has been critical of.

It was in August that Rangers ace Jamie Murphy had picked up an injury on the Rugby Park pitch, which keeps him sidelined until now. Regarding the incident, the Gers gaffer lamented, “I’ve already given my opinion on plastic pitches at the elite level of football and they should be nowhere to be seen.”

He added, “I can’t change that in 24 hours. I do know that every single manager at this level doesn’t want plastic pitches. But we have to respect the fact that Kilmarnock have got one and we have to go there and perform. We’ve been there and done it before. Of course, it cost us Jamie Murphy, which was a huge blow. Hopefully both sets of players come through the game healthy because there’s nothing worse than seeing any player suffer that type of injury.”

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