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Gerrard finding it tough to back players

6th December 2018, 15:13 by Bobbie Jackson

Steven Gerrard admits he is struggling to back his players after Rangers picked up their eighth red card of the season on Wednesday.

Gerrard revealed that he had spoken with his squad following Scott Arfield’s sending off against Hearts on Sunday, however, the message doesn’t appear to have got through.

Alfredo Morelos was shown his third red card of the campaign on Wednesday as Rangers fell to their first home defeat under Gerrard.

Indeed, it’s the eighth sending off for the Light Blues in 2018-19 and is fast becoming a serious issue for the Liverpudlian to deal with.

Gerrard said: “I’m concerned. There’s only so much I can do. I’ve made it very clear they’re not helping themselves.

“They’re making their task a lot more difficult. We miss key players for important games.

“It’s very difficult for me to back them and protect them because 24 hours after a team meeting about controlling discipline, it’s very tough for me to take right now.”

Rangers lost the clash at Ibrox against Aberdeen, who were also reduced to 10-men, with Scott McKenna scoring the only goal of the night.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Bobbie Jackson is a reporter with an in-depth knowledge of football at all levels. A Blackpool supporter, Bobbie is also a keen rugby union, boxing, MMA and UFC follower.

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