Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has told Sky Sports that he’ll be “interested to see” if the Scottish FA’s Compliance Officer takes action against Alan Power following his horror challenge on Ryan Jack.

The Kilmarnock midfielder was booked after kicking Jack in the side of the head – with Gerrard refusing to comment on whether it merited a red card.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers reacts during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

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After seeing Allan McGregor cited for a challenge on Aberdeen’s Lewis Ferguson, Gerrard said he’ll be a curious spectator when Claire Whyte announces the next bunch of players cited.

“No comment,” Gerrard said when asked if Power should have been dismissed.

“But I’ll be interested to see if there’s a citing. I don’t know who points the citings out but I’ll be interested to see what happens.”

LIVINGSTON, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 27: Referee Kevin Clancy and Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers in discussion during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Livingston and Rangers at Tony Macaroni Arena on January 27, 2019 in Livingston, United Kingdom.

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Power was booked by referee Alan Muir for his challenge on Jack but the Compliance Officer can – and has previously – increase the punishment and issue a ban.

After playing out a 0-0 draw, the two sides will meet again in ten days to find a winner.

 

With a place in the last eight of the Scottish Cup at stake, Gerrard will be hoping to take a step closer to his first trophy in management.

KILMARNOCK, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 09: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Scottish Cup 5th Round match between Kilmarnock and Rangers at Rugby Park on February 9, 2019 in Kilmarnock, Scotland.

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James Tavernier’s penalty miss was the closest the Light Blues came to opening the scoring against a stuffy side.

They’ll need to be much better on February 20th if they are to remain in the competition.

Whether Power will be involved for Kilmarnock or not remains to be seen.

 

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