Rangers FC take on Hamilton in the Scottish Premiership this weekend but many feel Steven Gerrard will have one eye on their Europa League clash vs Feyenoord on Thursday.
A win vs Feyenoord should be enough to secure qualification to the knockout stages and this is why Gerrard could choose to rest some of his key players on Sunday at the SuperSeal Stadium.
While many fans feel this is a bold choice but the majority of them believe that winning the Europa League is a long-shot which is why Rangers should solely focus on the Premiership this season.
And now speaking to the press, the Gers boss has made it clear that right now his only job will be to pick up all three points vs Hamilton on Sunday and only then will he start planning for the Feyenoord match.
“It’s great to have a fully-fit squad,” said Gerrard[as reported].
“We need to continue to look after the players as there are some really interesting games in the run-up to Christmas.
“But it’s exciting. The players have earned this by going on a run in the League Cup and performing ever so well in the Europa League to take it down to the final two games.
“The players have earned the chance to have such an exciting block. But the message from me has to be the next game. It’s Hamilton in the league and our total focus is on that.
“You never underestimate any rival. It’s always important to have respect. I have a lot of respect for Brian as a coach.
“We don’t want to focus on the opposition. We obviously prepare as we always do for the best Hamilton.
“The cameras will be there, it’s a big fixture with Rangers coming to town. They have had a few weeks to prepare for this game so we’ll be expecting the best Hamilton.”
At the time of writing this article, Rangers were second on the league table – three points behind leaders Celtic but the Hoops did play an extra game.
So in order to maintain pace with the defending champions, the Teddy Bears will have to come back home on Sunday with a win.