Tom Miller has told the Official Rangers Podcast, that Rangers staff are working ‘furiously’ to improve the problematic Ibrox pitch ahead of the Premiership clash against Livingston.

The two sides will face off in a 3 pm kick-off on Saturday afternoon, with the Gers looking to get back to winning ways after another setback at Rugby Park.

Tavernier and co. have endured a tough time of late. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The players are likely relieved to be returning to home comforts, but questions remain over the state of the playing surface, which the manager described as ‘awful’ after the recent win over Hibernian [Scotsman].

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RangersTV commentator Miller echoed Gerrard’s sentiment but said plenty of work was being done in an attempt to remedy the situation.

“We know Ibrox isn’t ideal, the surface isn’t the way that we would want it,” he told the Official Rangers Podcast.

“It’s not of the quality that we’ve become accustomed to but they’re working furiously to improve it.

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“I think the fans will have a part to play on Saturday. Livingston will look to drag the game down to the way they want it to evolve and we just can’t let that happen.”

Gerrard will be hoping Rangers aren’t significantly hindered by a poor Ibrox pitch. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

Rangers have had plenty of performance-related issues since the return from the winter break and the last thing they need is a shoddy pitch weighing them down.

As Miller says, Livi will dig in and look to nullify the Gers for as long as possible on Saturday afternoon, and their quest will receive a major boost if the surface isn’t conducive to fast-flowing football.

Considering there’s been no football at the stadium for 10 days, theoretically, the pitch should be in better shape than it was against Hibernian.

However, recent foul weather won’t have helped the groundstaff’s efforts, while there are further warnings in place across Saturday for heavy rain and strong winds brought by Storm Dennis, suggesting it won’t be pretty in Govan for this one.

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