Gerrard must sort discipline problem at Rangers to maintain title bid

Tanya Simon
December 6, 2018

It was a victory that sent Rangers toppling off the top of the Premiership table.

Colombian global striker Morelos was dismissed after two bookings from referee Steven McLean.

Both sides were reduced to 10 men in a fiery encounter.

Kieran Tierney is advancing in the box when the ball gets away from him - he then is bundled over in the most cynical fashion off the ball right in front of the Celtic support who can't believe the officials have not seen this; or if they have seen it and chose to ignore it.

The second was for a challenge with his arm on Dons skipper Graeme Shinnie.

Gerrard said: "Craig's entitled to his opinion, like I am when I speak about Hearts or Aberdeen or whoever it may be".

"I was really frustrated after the last game against Rangers as we created numerous opportunities - but we made mistakes too".

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And he was dismayed by the way they played against a Dons team already weakened by a 34th-minute red card for Sam Cosgrove.

On the discipline, he said: "I'm concerned about it". 'There's only so much I can do. 'The second one he deserves.

Dons boss Derek McInnes admitted victory was the flawless pick-me up for his side as they bounced back from losing Sunday's Betfred Cup final to Celtic.

'They are making their task a lot more hard. The key for me is that we perform to a level that allows our supporters to get behind us and produce the atmosphere that will help us.

Ryan Christie's goal proved crucial at Hampden as Celtic overcame Aberdeen to secure their third League Cup of Brendan Rodgers reign.

Gerrard said: "I'm very disappointed in our performance". It's hard with 11 men, so they are not helping themselves at the moment.

"Yeah we've had a lot of disappointing results recently but I know we've got a performance in us".

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