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Gerrard Shows Little Respect For St. Johnstone After Rangers Dig Out Win

Gerrard Shows Little Respect For St. Johnstone After Rangers Dig Out Win
PJ Browne
By PJ Browne
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It took two second half goals from Alfredo Morelos to gain Rangers a win against St. Johnstone on Sunday afternoon.

Matthew Kennedy gave St. Johnstone the lead just before the break but Morelos headed an equaliser in the 65th minute and then found a winner two minutes from the end of normal time. The goal put Rangers a point behind Celtic at the top of the league. Though, Celtic do have a game in hand.

Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard, did not even celebrate the winner.

"No, no, because I'm still thinking about the first half," Gerrard told BT Sport.

He also made clear how much better he believes his Rangers team is compared to Sunday's opposition, saying his side should not have to work so hard for victories at "places like this".

Look, I'm thinking about the big picture, I'm thinking about where we can take this team and this squad of players. To be fair, we're quite bare today in terms of numbers and what's available.

The first 45 minutes, I wasn't happy - far from it. It was a poor performance, we were awful. We didn't have one player out there that was doing the shirt any justice.

I let my feelings known very clear at half-time and made some changes. To be fair to the players, they've played with more bravery, more belief, more character and have gone out and played like Rangers players in the second half.

We shouldn't have to work that hard to win at places like this, with all due respect.


Gerrard brought on Glenn Middleton at half-time and then Kyle Lafferty ten minutes into the second half.


"It couldn't have been any worse," said Gerrard.

"Any manager would have gotten a reaction out of that. We just weren't Rangers, we weren't ourselves, individually, collectively.

"They were the ones who looked like a team who fancied a title race. They were the ones who looked like players playing at the top of the league - we didn't. We looked like a team bottom, middle of the table who just turned up for a game of football. That's not Rangers.


"I've made it clear to the players there again that we can't turn up to places like this and be half-hearted and second best for 45 minutes. In some cases, you might find yourself more than one goal down."

You can watch Gerrard speaking to BT Sport below.

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