Sport Steven Gerrard reveals the triple Rangers message he calls upon to keep complacency at bay

14:55  24 october  2020
14:55  24 october  2020 Source:   msn.com

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Rangers are on a high after wins over Celtic and Standard Liege, but manager Steven Gerrard is guarding against complacency.

With a series of impressive Europa League wins under their belt and a four-point lead at the top of the Premiership, things could hardly be going better at present.

The Ibrox boss, however, is keeping his feet firmly on the ground and has revealed the message he's been hammering home to his players.

Ahead of Sunday's match against Livingston, Gerrard said: "The squad is in a better place in terms of personnel and quality. I think we had a real positive transfer window.

"Time will tell. The challenges are going to come thick and fast. The important thing for us is to not get carried away, remain humble and keep the players in the right zone .

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"We have got a lot of belief and confidence that we can continue to get results but we have to go and prove that.

"And we have to prove that over a longer period than just the first few months of the season."

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Gerrard was impressed with Calvin Bassey's showing in Belgium and has backed him to turn in another solid performance against Gary Holt's side at Ibrox.

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The former Leicester academy player came on against Standard Liege after Borna Barisic departed the action with a thigh strain, and he proved to be an asset both defensively and going forward in Rangers' 2-0 win at the Stade Maurice Dufrasne.

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His manager has no qualms about deploying him in Premiership action this weekend.

He said: "I thought Calvin was outstanding. For someone who has very little experience, to come into a game as big as that and at that level and perform the way he did made us very proud.

"He's a fantastic kid, a kid who wants to learn, who wants grow and evolve and with team we're really confident we can help polish him up and get him to become even better than he is.

"He's got real interesting attributes right now and he showed them on Thursday night, which was fantastic to see.

"He's in a good place and he's ready. That's the key thing.

"Calvin, every time he has been called upon since he walked in, he's been ready to produce. So he's in a good place."

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Rangers hosted the Polish league runners-up at Ibrox for matchday two of the UEFA Europa League group stage this evening and © Rangers - player ratings It was a wet and windy night on the south side of Glasgow, but still the home side did enough to get a win – though it wasn’t their usual performance. © Needlessly conceded corner in first half. Watched a lot go wide of his goal but not a comfortable ni... Rangers were fairly average across the park and came onto a game, but Poznan caused them problems and didn’t allow the usual style of play to be imposed.

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