Steven Gerrard challenges Rangers players to impress

first_img LATEST FOOTBALL NEWS Tottenham predicted XI to face Brighton with Mourinho expected to make big changes possible xi Tottenham v Brighton LIVE: talkSPORT commentary and team news for Boxing Day opener crackers gameday 2 How Chelsea could line up against Southampton – what system will Lampard play? Gerrard wants his players to take pre-season seriously He said: “It’s a big week, but isn’t every week when you are the manager of a club this size?“We’re just off the back of 10 days in Spain but the first two weeks of pre-season were huge as well.“We move into the third week and now it’s about games, about playing against opposition so it’s a different type of test for the players but we’re certainly looking forward to the game against TNS behind closed doors.“Then obviously moving on into Ibrox, our home, and we’re certainly looking forward to playing in front of our supporters.” How Liverpool could line up at Leicester with midfielder set for lengthy absence Steven Gerrard has challenged his players to take their chance when Rangers step up their pre-season preparations this week.Gers face Welsh champions The New Saints in a behind-closed-doors friendly in Glasgow on Tuesday before facing Bury later in the week. who plays? center_img Gerrard’s first game comes against the Welsh champions Brown’s half-time antics, eight-goal thrillers… relive these Boxing Day classics NEW ERA 2 How Man United could line up for Newcastle clash – will Pogba start? ALTERED It will be a first game in charge of the club for Gerrard and with their Europa League qualifier against Shkupi coming up next week, he has challenged his players to stake their claim for a starting spot.“We haven’t got many games before the first qualifier so we’ll have to approach this properly and players are playing for places,” he told RangersTV.“It’s competitive and it’s an opportunity to put a marker down to me to say, ‘I want one of those shirts, one to 11, I want to play.”Having spent over a week in Spain on a pre-season training camp, Gerrard is excited to get into more competitive games and get minutes into the legs of the players. How Arsenal could line up in Arteta’s first official game in charge – Ozil return? highlights predicted Best clips, calls and talkSPORT moments of 2019, feat Hearn, McCoist and morelast_img