Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has reiterated his desire that fans are allowed back into games in the near future and hopes his side are doing them “proud” after moving 23 points clear at the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers boss knows his players and staff still have the backing of the fans and wants the “fantastic support” back inside Ibrox as soon as possible.

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Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard during the Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Ross County(Photo by Rob Casey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

Gerrard concedes that he has to “accept” where the world is with Coronavirus just now as he praised the Ibrox support in what looks almost certain to be the club’s first title-winning season in a decade.

“We really feel for the supporters not being able to come and watch the team,” Gerrard said [Sport Mole]

“They follow us near and far. They’ve done that for many years before I came here. We’re trying to do them proud as much as we can. From game to game we’ll keep trying to do them proud.

“We know they’re with us in a different way but we have to accept where the world is right now. It’s fantastic to see the (virus) numbers are improving and dropping.

“Hopefully at some point in the near future, it will be safe to return them because they play such a big part here.

“That’s what this club has been built on and what it’s about — the fantastic support.

“We want them back as soon as possible.”

Fans flocked in their thousands to sell out the club’s season tickets for the third year running despite there being no guarantee they’d see a match this season.

Hopefully, fans are allowed back in some form before the end of the season with the prospect of seeing James Tavernier lift the league trophy in May.

An imposing Rangers defender will be hoping to line up for the Gers after impressing supporters in his first appearance of 2021.

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