Gerrard took his Gers side to Rugby Park for this afternoon’s Betfred Cup tie and was delighted as an Alfredo Morelos hat-trick guaranteed his side a place in the competition’s quarter-finals.
15' Jamie Murphy has gone down injured and will have to be stretchered off. 0-0
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) August 19, 2018
However, the injury to Murphy was the one blight on today’s 3-1 victory, with the winger writhing in agony early in the first-half following an awkward fall.
The replay showed the 28-year-old might’ve got his left foot stuck on the dry pitch as he attempted to turn and it looks as though the Scotland international could be set for a spell on the sidelines.
Kilmarnock are just one of several clubs who use a synthetic surface at their home ground instead of grass but it seems many within the Rangers camp are sick and tired of playing on 3G pitches:
First 90 mins in 4 months, great to be back out there. Great team performance! Congrats @morelos2106 3 great goals 🙌🏽. Thoughts are with murph, those plastic pitches have to go!
— Wes Foderingham (@wes_foderingham) August 19, 2018
Get these pitches gone!!!!!!!
— Allan McGregor (@therealgreegsy1) August 19, 2018
Steven Gerrard careful not to "disrespect" Kilmarnock's pitch. Adds: "My opinion is elite football shouldn't be on plastic pitches." And he is of course 100% right.
— Ewan Murray (@mrewanmurray) August 19, 2018
Is it too much to ask that every one of Scotland’s top-flight clubs has a decent grass home pitch?
What do you think?