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.
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.”
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.
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.