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Gerrard takes playing surface ‘into consideration’ against Hibernian

Mon 25 January 2021 | 9:02

The poor quality of Easter Road’s playing surface might change Gerrard’s line up for the match.

Rangers

are currently the leaders of the Scottish Premiership and they are looking forward to claiming the club’s first league title in a decade.

Steven Gerrard

’s team will face

Hibernian

on Wednesday night but the manager is concerned about the playing surface at Easter Road. Hibernian’s boss

Jack Ross

admitted last week that it was ‘impossible’ for his players to dribble the ball on the potholed pitch in their match against

Kilmarnock

. In a pre-match interview, Gerrard has spoken about the playing surface and its effect on his decisions for the game.

“I don’t think the playing surface looks too good on the eye from what I’ve seen in recent games that I’ve watched.

“Will I take the pitch into consideration when deciding my team? I take everything into consideration all the time. I look at all the details.

“We always try to pick a team that is capable of winning the game, of course.

“But certain things you have to take into consideration around that as well.”

Asked about the Hibs and their style of play, Gerrard responded:

“They are a good team and they are never going to make it easy for you by rolling over and allowing you to just beat them.

“They have always been one of the strongest teams in this league, even when I’ve been looking in from afar.

“They’ve recruited well, got a good manager. It will be a challenge, it will be a test.

“But we’re in a good place, we’re looking forward to it.

“We’ve been there and won before. I thought we should have won the last game in September if we’d have taken our chances.

“And we know what we have to do to get what we want out of that game.

“We’re going to need a similar level of performance that we got today for sure because they are going to do everything they can to be the first team that beats us from a league point of view.”

 


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