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Video: Steven Gerrard Says Rangers Better Equipped for Title Challenge This Season

Video: Steven Gerrard Says Rangers Better Equipped for Title Challenge This Season

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard says his current side are better equipped to challenge for the Premiership title this season, compared to last.

The Gers manager watched from Ibrox home dugout this afternoon as his players swatted aside a helpless Hamilton Accies side 5-0, with Jermain Defoe bagging an impressive hat-trick.

The result puts Rangers top of the table going into the international break, following Celtic’s 2-0 defeat at Livingston earlier today, and Gerrard admits he’s confident his players will be able to put up a much stronger fight than the 2018/19 campaign.

Celtic won last season’s title by nine points, but after today’s result, Gerrard said via the Sun: “It is still very early days in the season, I’ve said to the players to not get carried away.

“There is a lot of hard work, we still have to improve, we still have to grow.

“But we are better, we are stronger than last year. The 11 is stronger, the squad is stronger. We have people coming back from injury so we are in a good place.

“It is October and there is still tons of football to be played.

“We lost an Old Firm game 2-0 in the last block of fixtures and a lot of criticism came our way, rightly so.

“This time we have won four out of four in the league with a lot of strong performances.

“We have shown a real hunger and that is what I am looking for. When you get a chance you have to strike.

“As I say, it is October and there is no point worrying where we stand in the league.

“We won’t get carried away as there is still too much football to be played.”

After the international break, Rangers travel to Tynecastle to play Hearts, before flying to Portugal to take on FC Porto in their next Europa League group stage tie.

They’re now two points clear – so do you think Rangers have what it takes to stop Celtic’s quest for nine-in-a-row?

Let us know in the comments section below…

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