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Rangers unbeaten season is a sideshow insists Gerrard after Celtic draw

21-Mar-2021, 04:22 pm

Steven Gerrard Rangers 2020-21

Steve Gerrard says that a potential unbeaten top-flight season is merely a "sideshow" for Rangers, and is focused on ensuringthey use their squad to the fullest extent during the run-in of the 2020-21 campaign.

The Gers ended a decade-long wait for another Scottish Premiership title earlier this month after they deposed rivals Celtic to take the crown, with the pair playing out a 1-1 Old Firm derby encounter on Sunday.

While they exited the Europa League in midweek to Slavia Prague - amid a racism storm focused on Glen Kamara - they have not lost a single league match this term, a run that Gerrard says he would like to continue, but not at the expense of freezing players out of his side.

"Its a sideshow," the ex-England midfielder said in his post-match press duties."The important thing for us to be ready for every game and try win as many as we can.

"The Scottish Cup is the priority because its a chance to win another trophy. Well give it all weve got in the remaining games to try stay unbeaten.

"Its not a priority because I need to use my squad. People are desperate for minutes and games."

The former Liverpool captain admitted that he had hoped to take the local bragging rights, but he felt happy with his sides result on the whole.

"Celtic had good opportunities, so did we," he added."The game was set for someone to go and win it, but we were away from home, were the champions, weve taken seven points from nine in Old Firm games and were 20 points clear. This is a more positive result for us than them.

"Weve had a real journey in the last two or three weeks. Celtic had a lot of preparation time for us. We came here to win but were pleased with the point."

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