Rangers legend Ally McCoist has advised Steven Gerrard of the best way to beat Celtic.

The Light Blues lost for the first time under Gerrard with a 1-0 defeat at Parkhead.

Olivier Ntcham’s second half goal sank the Gers goal, after referee Willie Collum controversially waved away a foul in the build up.

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Rangers have been going fantastically under Gerrard, and it’s worth remembering the first defeat has come 13 games in.

The team have been getting better and better, and it was a shame to see the first defeat come against Celtic.

And now former striker McCoist has delivered his verdict for future clashes.

Gerrard should apparently use Craig Levein tactics

McCoist said, as quoted by the Scotsman: “Hearts have probably showed over the last couple of years how to capitalise on any weaknesses or vulnerabilities that Celtic have, particularly at Tynecastle and I think that’s the way to play them.

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“You need to get in about them. That takes a lot of energy but Hearts have proved it can be done.

“In the games at Tynecastle I’ve seen, they play with a tempo, a pace and an aggression that perhaps Celtic aren’t accustomed to and it poses them problems.”
Levein’s Hearts beat Celtic 1-0 last month and thumped the Bhoys 4-0 at Tynecastle last season.

‘Pace and aggression’

Rangers have slowly but surely been adopting both of the things McCoist mentioned.

Gerrard has worked hard in pre-season to instill a strong work ethic.

The players are getting better at being aggressive and harrying opposing players.

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Perhaps the next time the two giants meet, the Gers will be able to call on Lassana Coulibaly.

The Mali international is fantastic at snapping at the heels of the opposition and pressing and therefore might make future games closer.

He is currently out injured and the team certainly missed him on Saturday.

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