Rangers manager Steven Gerrard admits his team paid the price for making the same mistakes they did last season as they drew 1-1 in yesterday’s friendly against Blackburn Rovers.

The Gers were in control for long spells but were punished after several individual errors allowed Rovers back into the game.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 21: Tony Mowbray, Blackburn Rovers manager grimaces as Glasgow Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the pre-season friendly between Glasgow Rangers and Blackburn Rovers at Ibrox Stadium on July 21, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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Gerrard confessed it was a “similar story” to last season when the Gers threw wins away repeatedly – but insists that pre-season is more about fitness than results.

“Going back to last season, and when we played the likes of Hibs, our mistakes were costly for us in the league campaign,” Gerrard told Rangers TV.

 

So it was a similar story today when the ball was turned over, we paid for it.

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“Pre-season games, first and foremost are to get fit and get your conditioning for the season. But at the same time, you try to rehearse and practice how you want it to look come the start of the season.”

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JULY 18: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the UEFA Europa League First Qualifying round 2nd Leg match between Rangers and St Joseph at Ibrox Stadium on July 18, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Light Blues start their league campaign on August 4th and have home and away Europa League clashes with Progres to come first.

While there were mistakes yesterday, the Gers have looked good throughout pre-season so far and Gerrard should be generally pleased with where his side are.

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