Ibrox Exclusive: Brown on Rangers 'running out of steam' as race hots up
Steven Gerrard will be reminding his players of their failures last season as Rangers look to capitalise in the Premiership title hunt, according to Michael Brown.
The former Premier League midfielder, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, claims the Gers boss will be “delighted” with his side’s start to the new campaign but that he will not let them get complacent.
The Bears could go nine points clear at the top of the table with a win over Kilmarnock on Sunday, although second-placed Celtic will have two games in hand.
The Light Blues let their Glasgow rivals overtake them in the hunt for the title last season, having led the race at the turn of the year.
Brown believes that Gerrard will be able to take what he learned as a player into the dugout and the dressing room to ensure his players do not slip up again.
Brown told Football Insider: “He knows more than anything what things can change in football.
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“He’ll be driving them all the way and as you say, they go to Kilmarnock at the weekend and they’re the games you sort of go: ‘Ah, well they’ll win that,’ but he’ll be driving that and that’s how he played.
“That’s what always impressed me with Steven Gerrard, how he played.
“Yes, it’s only early on but to be six points clear, beating Celtic, I think he’ll be delighted but he knows they ran out of steam a little bit last year.
“I think he knows it could happen again so hopefully they’ve learned from it.”
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