Ex-Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has once again nailed his colours to the mast as the Ibrox gaffer sends out a rallying cry to his former side ahead of the title run-in.

The 114-times capped former England captain and Liverpool legend broke the hearts of plenty when he jumped ship to Premier League Aston Villa in November.

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Back then a shellshocked Rangers support were still licking their wounds following the sudden exit, the entire thing made worse by that infamous “do I look happy?” interview just days before.

But as the dust settles and Rangers’ new Giovanni van Bronckhorst-led coaching staff begin to find their feet – in Europe at least – that anger has begun to make way for many.

Not least for Steven Gerrard himself, who also popped up on Instagram to praise Allan McGregor following a penalty save in the club’s 3-0 win over Red Star Belgrade.

The ex-Ibrox manager also commented on the official Instagram post of Rangers captain James Tavernier, who celebrated the birth of daughter Harlow in the Euro victory.

And the former Rangers manager was once again mentioned alongside the Ibrox club this week as Steven Gerrard fielded questions on the Light Blues in the press.

Speaking ahead of Aston Villa’s eventual 2-1 defeat to West Ham, Stevie G once again reiterated his hopes for future Rangers successes this season.

“They’re involved in a really exciting title race right now and I’m looking forward to watching it to see how it progresses,” said Steven Gerrard [Daily Record].

“Obviously, I hope the trophy ends up back at Ibrox.

“It’s different watching it from afar. When you work for Rangers, you get that connection with the supporters.

“The club was good for me. I respect and appreciate that they gave me a big opportunity. The Aston Villa chance came off the back of Rangers so I have nothing but respect for the people there.”

The former Rangers boss was also reflecting on his time at the club as a year passes since the Gers were crowned champions and wished the Gers all the best in their 150th anniversary year.

“In my final year there, to do that [go unbeaten], the players showed a high level of consistency under pressure,” said Steven Gerrard.

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“We knew that we couldn’t get it wrong. There was a lot at stake; more than just any normal league campaign.

“So I’m really proud of the achievement and proud of the lads.

“We celebrated a year ago and I have fantastic memories of that day. It was a big experience for me. Those memories will stay with me for a long time. I can’t believe how quickly the year has gone.

“Now it’s the club’s 150th year and I want to say a big congratulations to Rangers for that. I wish them all the success in the future.”

Speaking of the success of Steven Gerrard at Rangers, the Ibrox club must do everything in their power to stop their rivals capitalising on it.

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