Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has confirmed his side will play a friendly during their warm-weather training camp in Dubai over the winter break as they look to start 2020 strongly.

The Gers struggled after the winter break last year and Gerrard is keen to avoid a repeat and admits his side will be prepared for any eventuality after their return.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - MAY 04: Steven Gerrard is unveiled as the new manager of Rangers football Club at Ibrox Stadium on May 4, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Light Blues head for Dubai during the winter break before returning to competitive action against Stranraer in the Scottish Cup and Gerrard insists his side will be “in a better place” in 2020.

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“We hope to deal with coming back after the winter break better than we did last year,” Gerrard said, as quoted by FourFourTwo.

“The weather had an effect as we didn’t have a game going into the Kilmarnock match. So we’ve prepared for that slightly differently this year.


“During our warm-weather break we will play a game just in case there is any weather situation with the Stranraer game in the Scottish Cup.


“Hopefully when we go back to league form we’ll be in a better place.”

Rumours have suggested that the Gers will face Hamburg in Dubai but there has been no official announcement made by either club as yet.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - DECEMBER 01: Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on December 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Getting a game when they away makes sense to help keep them ticking over and avoid losing too much match sharpness ahead of the second half of the season.

Before that though, Rangers face Kilmarnock and Celtic in two games which could have massive repercussions on the title race.

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