Steven Gerrard has said that he wants the Rangers players to get their injury worries sorted before the Old Firm Derby.
The Gers are set to take on arch-rivals Celtic on the 29th of December.
Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has said that he wants his players to sort out their injury worries ahead of the Old Firm Derby. The Teddy Bears are set to take on Celtic on the 29th of December in a top of the table clash, which will be of magnanimous importance to both the sides.
Gerrard said, “I’ve just said to the players, ‘We’ve got two options here. We can feel sorry for ourselves, mope round and sit in silence – or we can regroup and pull ourselves together for 90 minutes of football coming up’. It’s a huge game and I need to know in the next 24 hours who’s in and who’s not. There are no definite ins at the moment. Some people trained today and were okay. But there’s still more checking to be done on the likes of Scott Arfield and Gareth McAuley. I’ll know more tomorrow.
He added, “Sometimes you have to dig deep into the reserves and play through it. If the injury doesn’t let you do that, tell me. Look me in the eye and say, ‘I can’t do it’. Then we’ll go with what we’ve got. Sometimes you have to play through a little bit of pain, especially the magnitude of the game that’s coming up. We’re going to have 50,000 people here roaring us on so I need to know who’s on board and who’s not. If you’re not, then fair enough. I understand, I’ll respect the decision, but I need to know who’s with me and who’s not. I’m hoping a couple can pull through and we can maybe look a little stronger on paper than we did today.”
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