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Gerrard laments state of pitch after Aberdeen draw

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has criticised the state of Aberdeen’s pitch following their 1-1 draw at Pittodrie in the Scottish Cup quarter-finals.

The game will head to a replay after Joe Worrall cancelled out Sam Cosgrove’s opener from the penalty spot for Aberdeen, and Gerrard was critical of the playing conditions following the result.

“Aberdeen trained on the pitch yesterday and it hadn’t been rolled, it hadn’t been cut,” Gerrard told Premier Sport.

“It was windy, there was a lot of ball in the air, and Aberdeen are really effective at turning games physical. Second-half we matched them more.

“Now we’ve got a full Ibrox [for the replay], I’m sure they’ll be behind us, we’ve got a better pitch, a bigger pitch and hopefully we can play more like Rangers next time.”

Rangers return to league action on Friday night when they face a trip to Edinburgh to play Hibernian.

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