Gerrard refuses to wade into McGregor controversy
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Gerrard refuses to wade into McGregor controversy

Steven Gerrard was quick to shut down journalists looking for the Rangers Manager to wade into the Allan McGregor controversy.
In the Gaffer’s pre-match press conference looking towards St. Johnstone he certainly didn’t pull any punches.
You can’t blame the press for wanting to talk about the McGregor suspension. But Gerrard was keen to move on.

When asked about his reaction to the ban, Gerrard says, “No reaction, just accept it and move on.
“Wes will play tomorrow. We have full trust in Wes and hopefully we’ll benefit from having two number ones. Looking forward to seeing how Wes does.”
A journalist then tries to persist with questions on the challenge to which the former England captain interrupts. “We’ve moved on,” said Gerrard. “There’s nothing to say on it”.
Visibly frustrated, he pushes the journalist to move on. “All I can do is do my job,” said Gerrard. “That’s to hope we get more consistency moving forward and focus on the next game and that’s the reason why I’m sitting here.”

Gerrard refused to wade into the McGregor controversy. (ANDY BUCHANAN/AFP/Getty Images)

Gerrard is clearly eager to draw a line under the incident and shift the focus back on to the football. It’s also not the first time he’s clashed with journalists in Scotland, with whom he’s consistently had a step up on since arriving in Scotland.
The Gaffer clearly understands that wading into a dirty war in the press is not the correct way to go about challenging these decisions.
It takes the pressure off him, his players, and most importantly, the club.

Fans were angered after Allan McGregor was given a retrospective two match suspension after a late challenge in the 4-2 win at Aberdeen earlier in the month.

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