RANGERS captain Clare Gemmell has asked supporters to take responsibility for their actions during the COVID-19 response.

With the country operating under strict government guidelines, the women’s skipper said people should be aware that their decisions during this time can affect others dramatically.

The midfielder is maintaining her fitness by adapting her workouts to the new rules. The club captain signed a contract extension in February, ahead of the now halted SWPL season.

In a video message she said: “I would like to take this opportunity to extend my gratitude to the NHS for the amazing work that they are doing during this difficult time.

“I also have family members who work for the NHS and I would like to extend my thanks to them for their role in this, along with all other key workers within the UK. 

I know it can be hard during times like this when you can’t do the things that you would normal do and for myself that is football.

“I am looking forward to getting back on the pitch, however I understand that the safety and wellbeing of everyone in the country is paramount and we need to look after that first and foremost.

“I am keeping myself fit by going out running and doing some circuits within the house.

“I would encourage you to practise social distancing and if you must leave the house ensure that you are complying with government guidelines. Your decisions don’t only affect you but others around you. 

“We need to work as a team and we need everyone to step up so that we can support the NHS in their fight to save lives. Take care of yourself and your family.”

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