Steven Gerrard will be worried by the nature in which his Rangers side conceded against Aberdeen on Sunday, according to Noel Whelan.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider, the former Dons and Leeds United striker claimed the Light Blues showed a “lack of concentration and discipline” in the 2-1 win at Pittodrie.
Matthew Kennedy pulled one back for the hosts shortly after the hour mark despite Rangers holding a two goal and one man advantage over their opponents.
Gerrard drew attention to the goal in his post-match interview, and revealed how he wanted more leadership from his players on the pitch.
Whelan insisted that the league leaders should have kept a clean sheet on Sunday.
“You cannot give them that amount of space,” he told Football Insider.
“As soon as they went 2-0 up, Aberdeen should not have had a sniff.
“The goal that they conceded is a worrying sign. They had the cushion that they needed. To be two goals up against 10 men, you want to come away with three points and a clean sheet.
“But that lack of concentration and discipline cost them. It gave Aberdeen a glimmer of hope.
“Playing against 10 men, that really should not happen, not against a side that has the talent that Rangers does.”
Speaking after the narrow win, Gerrard told Sky Sports: “”Aberdeen have had too many good chances when we were 2-0 up. It was very similar to Benfica away.
“I’m looking for more leadership on the pitch. Having said that, it’s another fantastic win at a real tough place.”