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Gerrard tells Rangers players to take responsibility after ‘frustrating’ result and performance

Steven Gerrard has told his players that they need to take some responsibility for their recent failings after what he described as a disappointing result and performance.

Rangers went into Wednesday night’s clash with second-placed Kilmarnock having been dumped out of the Scottish League cup semi-final to Aberdeen at the weekend, with Gerrard having demanded a reaction from his players.

However, the Gers were unable to do the business, only managing a 1-1 draw against Steve Clarke’s side to leave them down in fourth place in the Scottish Premiership, eight points behind leaders Hearts, and leaving manager Steven Gerrard disappointed in his players.

“It was not the result or the reaction I wanted after the weekend,” Gerrard told the media after the game.

“It was a six or seven out of 10 and it wasn’t enough to beat a well-drilled Kilmarnock team.

“We knew the onus would be on us to provide the quality. We got the first goal which should have given us a big lift but it never. We continued to play slowly. It was a frustrating result and a frustrating performance.”

“I can sit here and protect them all night and take the blame. If that’s what they want then I will. But, they are Rangers players. They are the ones who have to go out and deliver and tonight they haven’t.

“We will all take the blame together but they have to take responsibility at some point.

“It is a concern that it has happened a few times now. I expected a better reaction. I think the fans deserved a better reaction and better performance and they never delivered it.”

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