Rangers manager Steven Gerrard is relishing the prospect of today’s match against Aberdeen, believing it’ll be a ‘tasty’ ninety minutes that will continue the rivalry that’s grown between the two clubs in recent years.
The first league match of the season is always an exciting time for supporters and the Scottish Premiership couldn’t be kicking off with a meatier fixture than the one we’ll witness this afternoon.
Aberdeen have had the better of Rangers over the last couple of years, but with Gerrard’s arrival comes new expectation and every Rangers fan will be hoping a marker can be laid down ahead of what will be a long campaign.
No-one is looking forward to today’s clash more than the new Ibrox boss.
As quoted by The Express, he said this week:
I can’t wait for kick-off. I am looking forward to the stick I am going to get.
I just hope we are smiling when we come away from it.
It wouldn’t have been my first pick if I had done the fixtures.
You have got to play everyone home and away and some you have to play away more than home. We have to accept it and embrace it. It will be juicy, it will be tasty, the rivalry has grown over the years before my time and before a lot of the players’ time.
We have to accept that and embrace it and go there and try to do our club and our fans proud.
The fact he understands the fixture, is treating it as almost a derby and is loving the prospect of receiving stick and stepping into the fiery atmosphere is encouraging for fans.
They’ll want to see that attitude carry on to the pitch, with the team looking far too passive against the Dons in recent years.
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