Gerrard: ‘we are ready for a tough challenge’

Sat 05 December 2020 | 11:40

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard is not going to underestimate Ross County, although, they have won them in early October.



Steven Gerrard

said that he had his respect for

Ross County

before their win against


last Sunday.

Ross County by winning 2-0 against Celtic, ended their 35-game winning run at Parkhead.

Rangers had already won 2-0 against Ross County in early October and are unbeaten this season.

“Not necessarily because we had our own experience against Ross County earlier in the season and they came to Ibrox and put in a strong performance,” Gerrard answered when he was asked whether Ross County are more dangerous now after their win over Celtic.

“They were organized, they stayed in the game right to the very end until Brandon Barker gave us the points by getting the second goal.

“On the back of last week, they will have more belief, more confidence about them.

“So we will go to Ross County with respect and we are ready for a tough challenge but what I would say is the focus is always on Rangers and we couldn’t be in a better place going into this game.

“We have one or two missing but in the main, we are going up there with a healthy group.”

Rangers have come from behind twice to become qualified for the knockout stages for the second consecutive season and with a game to spare.

Gerrard said: “We knew before the game if we managed to get the job done it would be huge achievement, especially in a tough, challenging group.

“The players deserve a lot of credit for that.

“We know it comes with financial gain as well so that is pleasing as well and we also know it made our fans extremely happy to be in the competition after Christmas.

“We want to go and try and finish the group off in the best way we can, try to top it and add another three points.

“I think that is the highest points total a Rangers team has had which is a pleasing thing as well.

“So all good, a positive night, and now it is about trying to park it up believe it or not as quick as we can and get focused on Ross County.”

source: SportMob