Fresh from their semi-final cup defeat against Aberdeen, Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has let his players know in stark terms that now they must step up.
In the aftermath of that game, Gerrard referenced a lack of quality in key areas but assured fans if the club do not have the players currently they will find them: "When we do get to this stage again, hopefully, we'll have better players in the final third who can go and take us that step further. If they're not with us right now, I'll find them."
On Tuesday, Rangers midfielder Jordan Rossiter was asked about what effect those comments had on the players. However, he was cut off by his manager.
"I'll answer that," Gerrard declared.
It’s a warning. That’s for me – not him. He’s been injured for two years. At a big club, we expect big players to step up on big occasions and provide big moments. If that doesn’t happen, at any big club, the managers and the recruitment will find better players or players who will do that.
— Michael (@MichaelSeafarer) October 30, 2018