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BEHIND THE SCENES AT TRAINING

RANGERSTV subscribers can get on the training pitch as the Gers continue preparations for the match against St Johnstone at Ibrox.

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FLUID ATTACK EXCITES BOSS

STEVEN GERRARD has been speaking about the fluidity in his Rangers attack following Sunday’s 3-0 win over St Mirren.

The Light Blues were dominant and impressive in their victory over the Buddies, with much of that stemming from the style of play up-top.

Often, Alfredo Morelos, Ianis Hagi, Joe Aribo and Ryan Kent would switch positions, and speaking at today’s press conference, Gerrard explained: “It is definitely something we have worked on – not just this season – we have worked on it a lot throughout our time.

“But we do want to give players like Joe that license to go and roam, be free and express themselves because that is how we feel we will get the most out of those individuals.

“They are talented players and we don’t want them to be hemmed into one position if you like.

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“So that’s not just for Joe – it is for all the attacking players. As long as you respect the position and respect the shape of the team and the organisation out of possession.

“When we are in possession, we want to make it as difficult as we can for opposition teams.

“We are going to get a lot of teams that come and sit in a block and who are organised and try to derail us.

“So the more fluidity with people changing positions and causing as many problems for opposition teams, the better it is in my opinion.”

Nigerian international Leon Balogun also made his Ibrox bow in the win, with Gerrard continuing: “I have been very impressed, and not just with the player. We knew we were adding a fantastic player because we have followed him and tracked him for quite a while.

“I also spoke to Paul Cooke at Wigan in great detail about him and he was very complimentary.

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“So we knew we were getting a top player, and since he has come in the door, he has been fantastic in training and he has been really good around the place in-terms of his character.

“You can see clearly he is a winner and he is our type and fits our profile as he is quick. So at Ibrox when we want to go and put pressure on teams, it is important that defenders are capable of defending the halfway line, and he certainly is.”

Team news: Allan McGregor will again miss out, as will Jermain Defoe. Kemar Roofe could be involved for the first time after taking a full part in training on Tuesday.

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HOW TO WATCH THE ST JOHNSTONE MATCH LIVE

RANGERS are in Scottish Premiership action at Ibrox against St Johnstone on Wednesday – and you can watch live wherever you are!

Our RangersTV team for the broadcast will be anchored by David Tanner, with guests Neil McCann and Alex Rae.

We’ll have two special guests for the match too, with Scottish Women’s National team coach Shelley Kerr joining us, along with Gers goalkeeper Allan McGregor who sadly misses the game with an injury.

On commentary for the game, we will have Clive Tyldesley with B-Team manager Kevin Thomson.

For users who wish to listen to audio of the match, Tom Miller will be providing commentary with former Gers defender Steven Smith.

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Here’s how you can watch the match against St Johnstone whereever you are in the world.

IF YOU ARE AN INTERNATIONAL (UNLIMITED) RTV SUBSCRIBER OR PAY PER VIEW USER

It should be noted that for all the matches at Ibrox behind closed doors, or with restricted fans, in the SPFL Premiership viewers inside as well as outside the UK/ROI can purchase via Pay Per View for £9.99.

CLICK HERE TO PURCHASE AND VIEW

If you are already an international RangersTV subscriber, or a Pay Per View user then you can click HERE to watch the match on the RangersTV website and app.

IF YOU ARE A RANGERS SEASON TICKET HOLDER

Rangers season ticket holders will be able to watch all home behind closed door matches FREE on RangersTV on live.rangers.co.uk or on the RangersTV app.

As promised, season ticket holders will be provided with complimentary access to all home league games whilst we play behind closed doors.

To avoid a delay to access, we advise that you log into your account and apply the discount code that has been emailed to you as soon as possible. Please see how to do that below.

IF YOU ALREADY HAVE A RANGERSTV ACCOUNT

  • You must be signed in before redeeming the voucher and your voucher will only be able to be used once.
  • Once logged in, go to HERE and redeem.

IF YOU DON’T HAVE A RANGERSTV ACCOUNT YET

  • Go directly to HERE then you can create an account as part of that redemption flow
  • Please ensure you have redeemed well in advance of kick off to avoid any issues accessing, you will only need to redeem the voucher once to be used for all matches behind closed doors.

After you have redeemed your code, then return to live.rangers.co.uk or login to the RTV app to view the match.

If you are watching on the RTV app you MUST redeem your code via the website before attempting to view.

Thank you for your continued loyalty and support. We look forward to welcoming you back to Ibrox as soon as it is safe to do so.

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ST JOHNSTONE MATCHDAY PROGRAMME AVAILABLE NOW

You can buy the St Johnstone matchday programme online now and have it sent directly to your door – or download a digital version with our app.

PRODUCED for every home game, the official matchday programme is an integral part of your matchday experience, and this season you can have a copy delivered directly to your door or you can download it to your mobile device.

  • Exclusive interview with first-team star Connor Goldson
  • Steven Gerrard and James Tavernier’s manager and captain’s pre-match notes
  • Interviews with former Ger Alex Rae and Shelley Kerr, the manager of the Scotland Women’s Team, who will also be giving their thoughts on the game against St Johnstone for RangersTV’s live coverage.
  • Jermain Defoe answers a range of questions from fans for ‘On The Spot’
  • Also there is a half-time quiz, match facts, a fascinating archive feature from club historian David Mason on Ibrox legend Tommy Muirhead and a Junior Gers section for young fans, plus so much more.

To purchase a print version of the Scottish Premiership match against St Johnstone’s visit to Ibrox, click HERE.

You can also buy a copy of the programme inside the new Rangers Store at Ibrox.

Delivery is subject to Royal Mail’s delivery service and cannot be guaranteed for matchday.

To purchase a digital version of the Scottish Premiership match against St Johnstone’s visit to Ibrox click on one of the following apps.

The digital version will be available to view on Wednesday 12th August.

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STEVEN GERRARD ST JOHNSTONE PRESS CONFERENCE

RANGERS boss Steven Gerrard spoke to the media today to preview Wednesday’s match against St Johnstone.

The Gers will face St Johnstone on Wednesday evening at Ibrox and you can watch the game wherever you are in the world on RangersTV HERE.

PRESS CONFERENCE | STEVEN GERRARD | 11 AUG 2020

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DEBUT DELIGHT FOR JON

JON McLAUGHLIN could hardly have asked for a better Rangers debut than today where he kept a clean sheet and Gers picked up three points against St Mirren.

In-truth, McLaughlin was largely untroubled against the Buddies at Ibrox, and watched on as his side ran out comfortable winners.

He told RangersTV: “It’s a great start and a great debut to have. The lads have done the business there today and it is great to be a part of it.

“We had the vast majority of the possession, and it was going to be a game of discipline and concentration and continuing to do the right things from front to back.

“The lads did that well and had a lot of the possession and a lot of the ball in and around their 18-yard box and we had to work out how to break it down and stay focused and maintain that concentration.

“When the team have kept the ball and have as much possession as they do, chances for the opposition come at a premium.

“It is very important that your back four and yourself are there when called upon to make sure there was nothing sloppy given away easy to the opposition at the other end which gives us that platform to go and win the game later on.”

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McLaughlin fitted seamlessly into Gers’ style of play, releasing the ball quickly from the back to set up the attack.

He continued: “The defenders and myself are going to have a lot of the ball when they sit off and let you come onto them like that, but it is important to keep that momentum and that speed of the ball across the pitch when you are switching it around to keep them moving around to make it as difficult as possible and give yourselves the best chance of breaking that block.”

He also cast his eye ahead to St Johnstone on Wednesday night at Ibrox, adding: “I imagine it will be similar again to Aberdeen and today against St Mirren, and again against St Johnstone, we know what we are going to face, but hopefully we are showing that we are up for that task and we have more than enough in that dressing room and in that squad to worry anyone.”

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GERRARD DELIGHTED WITH WIN

RANGERS opened up their Ibrox league campaign with three points this afternoon to leave boss Steven Gerrard delighted.

The Light Blues played some outstanding football at times and could well have added to the three goals they netted against St Mirren this afternoon.

Speaking live on RangersTV’s coverage of the match, Gerrard’s biggest positives were: “A clean sheet, three important points and a real, positive all-round display. I thought we were really dominant, certainly in the first half.

“I said to them at half time, ‘could we be a little bit less cute around the box’ as we were trying to score the perfect goal.

“But we kept forcing the issue and we got the breakthrough with the own-goal, but again, it is a fantastic cross and we were putting St Mirren under pressure.

“But I was really pleased with the first half and it was just about getting that second goal and really sucking the life out of St Mirren and we did that. It came at a good time for us and we finished the game off in style.

“To get ultra-critical, I want more goals – I think the display and our style deserved more goals but you’ve got to give St Mirren credit – they are an organised team.

“Their manager has been praising them all week because of how well they’ve started the season and how organised they are, so I’ve got to credit my boys as we were set a challenge today and we passed it with flying colours.

“I think our build-up play was really strong and really good. We were getting into the right areas but sometimes, we tried to score the perfect goal.

“We were looking for that perfect combination or that perfect bit of magic, whereas sometimes you just don’t need to complicate it – shoot more, cross more and put it into dangerous areas and you get rewards.

“We certainly did that from a set-piece.”

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Gerrard used all five of the replacements available to him from the bench today, including handing new striker Cedric Itten a debut.

He continued: “We are Rangers and Rangers should have strength in-depth and good players and good reserve players and good squad players.

“You should, as a manager, be able to rest players and be able to bring in the same quality because we are a big football club and we are Rangers.

“So I am delighted with the strength in depth we have got at the moment. We have started the season really well with six points out of six, but we need to recover now and get ready to try and find the same kind of display on Wednesday night.”

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The boss was also thrilled with Alfredo Morelos’ contribution, the Colombian netting twice and setting up the other in the comfortable win.

Gerrard added: “I wanted a bit more from him in midweek. We spoke about that, but he has certainly responded today.

“I think domestically, his two performances have been fine and I thought he was decent at Aberdeen.

“He could have been a little bit better, if you like, in-terms of taking his chances and getting shots off, but today I thought his all-round performance was good and more-often than not, when you have got his talent and you play well, your numbers will come and they came today.

“I’m pleased with his all-round contribution.”

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OFFICIAL MATCHDAY PROGRAMME 2020/21

BUY now and get the Rangers matchday programme delivered to your door!

PRODUCED for every home game, the official matchday programme is an integral part of your matchday experience, and this season you can have a copy delivered directly to your door!

Inside every edition, you will find exclusive interviews and features with current Rangers stars and former players.

Don’t miss the all-important manager’s notes and captain’s notes and their personal messages to supporters.

There is also a half-time quiz, a Junior Gers section for young supporters and an archive feature from club historian David Mason, plus so much more.

To purchase Sunday’s programme for the Premiership match against St Mirren and Wednesday night’s programme for St Johnstone’s visit to Ibrox, click HERE.

Delivery is subject to Royal Mail’s delivery service and cannot be guaranteed for matchday.

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