Rangers manager Steven Gerrard should have a clean slate of players to choose from this weekend when the Gers after the gruelling 2-0 win over Porto last night in the Europa League.

The Gers have little time to catch their breath before heading to the Tony Macaroni Arena on Sunday and the Light Blues can’t afford any slip-ups with only one goal separating them from Celtic at the top of the league.

Rangers' English manager Steven Gerrard awiats kick off in the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Porto at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on November 7, 2019. (Photo by ANDY BUCHANAN / AFP)

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Gerrard kept his players away from the Hummel Training Centre to “freshen it up” but admits his side have a “few little” issues but is confident they’ll be ok for Sunday.

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“We are okay. We’ve had a recovery day today away from here, just for a change of scenery to freshen it up,” Gerrard told Rangers TV.


“I think after last night it’s important for everyone to get a bit of calm today and recover and really try and tune in and focus on the next challenge. But thankfully we’ve come out of last night’s game without too many big problems.

“We’ve got a few little small issues but I’m comfortable we’ll overcome them by Sunday.”


GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC celebrates victory during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and FC Porto at Ibrox Stadium on November 07, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Gerrard will likely make a handful of changes to his side and introduce some fresh legs with a crucial run of games ahead in the race for silverware.

It wouldn’t be a surprise to see Niko Katic return to the side with Scott Arfield on the plastic pitch at the Tony Macaroni Arena – with Gerrard’s big squad there to be used to prevent players picking up injuries.

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