Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hailed his fringe players for the way they have seamlessly come into the side when required and admits that has the Gers in a “fantastic place just now.”

Gerrard has had the likes of Jermain Defoe, Cedric Itten and Ianis Hagi in reserve in recent week and praised them for giving him more options as the Gers look to build on their fantastic start to the season.

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The Gers boss was delighted with how keen his subs were to impress in the weekend rout of Aberdeen – and hopes he can maintain it and give teams a “lot of problems.”

With Rangers facing a hectic run of games, Gerrard will almost certainly need to continue using his squad to the full and the Gers boss still has plenty other options at his disposal.

“That’s the pleasing thing, that the level and understanding stays really high,” Gerrard said, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“You see the subs we brought on against Aberdeen and how eager they were to score.

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“You can see Jermain Defoe’s hunger and movement, Ianis Hagi had a chance and Cedric Itten had a couple of a chances as well.

“I still had Brandon Barker there and could have used him, because he scored in the last game.

“We have certainly got the options and I am in a fantastic place at the moment in that respect.

“But the key is can we keep them healthy and keep the group in a good place for the rest of the season? If we do that, we’ll continue to give teams a lot of problems.”

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