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Gerrard confident Rangers have the variety to cause teams problems

The Rangers boss says he knows what issues he has to fix in his side.

Gerrard confident Rangers have the variety to cause teams problems SNS Group

Steven Gerrard is confident his Rangers squad have the variety to cause teams new problems once he sorts more fundamental issues within his side.

Gerrard admitted he needed to fix certain problems in his team following the 2-2 midweek home draw with Aberdeen.

Rangers have dropped nine points from their first 11 cinch Premiership fixtures, just three fewer than the whole of last season.

Gerrard admitted in the summer that he might need to vary their system at times given opposition managers have had three years to study his approach.

“From an attacking point of view I have said we need more variety and to give opposition teams different issues and problems to think about,” he said.

“We have certain principles of play, non-negotiables, that don’t change whatever your system or personnel.

“So when I am alluding to our identity it’s more that and once we get the principles right, I believe we have the variety and personnel to cause different problems for teams.

“It is something we are working on and working towards but these things don’t happen overnight.

“That’s the challenge and opportunity, especially when there are certain things to fix. We see it from the inside as an opportunity to improve.

“We don’t really worry too much that too much is wrong or listen to opinions on the outside because, if you do, you think the world is going to end very shortly.”

Rangers face a trip to Motherwell on Sunday to face a side they have drawn against in their past two meetings.

On the challenge at Fir Park, Gerrard said: “It’s always tough. I think every away game comes with different challenges.

“I’m sure they are going to fancy it after the result they got at Ibrox but it’s an opportunity for us to go and perform well and try and grab a big away performance.”