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Video: Steven Gerrard Defends James Tavernier Over Programme Notes

Video: Steven Gerrard Defends James Tavernier Over Programme Notes

Steven Gerrard has defended James Tavernier over his controversial programme notes earlier this week.

The Rangers captain has received criticism in the wake of their 1-0 defeat to Hamilton on Wednesday night.

A paragraph in his Ibrox programme notes about how other teams approach playing Rangers has led to a strong response from many.

In case you haven’t read them, you can here:

Now Gerrard has been asked about the comments – and he’s defended his captain.

Per Rangers’ YouTube channel, Gerrard said: “I think with my players we’re not going to always say the right things.

“From time to time the players, or myself or the staff are going to get things wrong – especially in the heat of the moment. We’re human beings, we’re not perfect, we don’t pretend to be perfect.”

Gerrard then went on to hint that Tavernier should have been protected by those at the club ahead of those programme notes being printed.

He added: “At the same time we’re at a club where we need protection, we need people to look out for us at times and help us.

“There are things I’ve said during my career, since I’ve been manager here, recently, that maybe I would have said a bit differently. Maybe I regret saying different things.

“But, you know what, I’m a human being.”

You can watch his full press conference here:

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