STEVEN GERRARD was left frustrated as his Rangers side took the lead against Hibernian tonight but ended up only drawing the match.

The Light Blues were fabulous in the first 45 minutes but had only Daniel Candeias’ goal to show for it.

Speaking at full-time to RangersTV, boss Gerrard said: “I feel as if we dominated the first 55 to 60 minutes, but not the whole game. I thouht we were outstanding in the first half – we looked so dominant and we looked as if we were going to go and put the game away very early.

“But, again, we paid the price for not showing enough quality or composure, or not showing enough killer instinct in the final third.

“We created chance after chance, but only managed to go in at half-time 1-0 up which is criminal as the game should have been done and dusted.

“We have ourselves to blame and we shot ourselves in the foot – we stopped playing in the second half and the game was a bit more up and down.

“You always know the home team are going to have maybe two or three opportunities which Hibs did, and we paid the price as we weren’t ruthless enough in the first half.

“We have to realise, you can have one of these a season, maybe two. But, this has happened five or six times now, and it is my responsibility.

“I will take the blame and it is an interesting challenge for me moving forward to try and improve the quality in the final third – or find different solutions in the final third.

“Hibs have taken six points off us, and I think it was clear in the first half there was a gulf in class, but we haven’t learned from previous games against Hibs and tonight, again, it’s deja-vu for the third time.”

Gers now face Aberdeen in their Scottish Cup replay on Tuesday, with Gerrard adding: “It will only be a great night if we win. I am very frustrated and disappointed in tonight’s result, especially after the amount of quality we showed in the first 45.

“I am finding it hard to find reasons, but it will be a fantastic night – but only if we get the job done.”

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