DUNDEE will arrive at Ibrox tomorrow in search of their first win of the season – although Steven Gerrard reckons they have been unlucky not to record three points on the board so far.
The Light Blues welcome Neil McCann and his side for their latest Scottish Premiership match, with Gerrard, who watched them against St Mirren, impressed with what he witnessed from them.
He told today’s press conference: “They haven’t won a game yet, but they are a team who try and play. They play really attractive football and we have analysed them really closely.
“They have a manager that wants to play out from the back, and they might try to do something different against us.
“He believes in building the game and constructing it from back to front, and they have some really good players in among that.
“For me, this fixture, and the last two weeks for me has all been about us and how we are going to front Dundee, but I have a lot of respect for how they try and play.
“I don’t think they have the results they deserve. I watched them at St Mirren, they were better than St Mirren but lost the game.”
Gerrard will be able to call upon Alfredo Morelos for tomorrow’s game after he returned from international duty with Colombia, and he hopes as well as benefiting Morelos, it does likewise for Rangers.
He added: “He deserves a lot of congratulations for it – it is a very tough squad to get into and they have some top forwards – Falcao to name one and he spoke really highly about his application when he was away.
“He has come back in great shape, he is smiling and he is delighted to get the first cap. Let’s hope it is the first of many.
“We are hoping to benefit from it as he will need to play well and score goals here to get caps two, three, four and five, so I am very excited by that.”
Gerrard too benefited from being around top players as a youngster, adding: “I certainly did as a player, being around the likes of Alan Shearer, Tony Adams and Gareth Southgate – that is gold dust when you are a young lad being around players who have a lot more caps than yourself, and watching them closely.
“Looking at how they live their lives off the pitch, what they do in training and looking at the standards they set for themselves.
“We hope Alfredo has watched all of those top players in the Colombian squad very closely.”