Rangers boss Steven Gerrard reacts to Eros Grezda's Ibrox debut

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers looks on during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers hammered Dundee 4-0 at Ibrox this afternoon.

Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers looks on during the Scottish Premier League match between Celtic and Rangers at Celtic Park Stadium on September 2, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has told Rangers TV that he was encouraged by Eros Grezda's debut, but admitted that he isn't ready to feature prominently yet.

The Gers were back in league action today after the international break, and swept aside Dundee in a convincing 4-0 victory at Ibrox.

Rangers raced into a two-goal lead inside the first 15 minutes of the game, as Lassana Coulibaly and Ryan Kent both struck to put Rangers firmly in the ascendancy.

 

James Tavernier added a penalty before the break, and after Kenny Miller was remarkably handed a red card on his return to Ibrox, Glenn Middleton wrapped up the win with the fourth goal.

Rangers are now just two points behind Celtic, and Gerrard will not only be delighted to have picked up all three points in a thumping victory, but also because he managed to hand a debut to Eros Grezda.

Grezda, 23, joined Rangers from Osijek last month but has been suffering injury problems in Croatia, meaning he was in no way ready to face Celtic at the beginning of September.

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Against Dundee though, Grezda was able to come on as a 77th minute substitute, with Gerrard handing the Albanian international a cameo for his Ibrox debut.

After the game, Gerrard spoke to Rangers TV about Grezda's display, immediately stating that he isn't ready yet and is still two or three weeks away from real match fitness - but feels he showed quality and sharpness anyway in his brief cameo against Dundee.

"It was some minutes in his legs," said Gerrard. "He's not ready. He's 60-70% match fit at the moment, there's still two to three weeks to try and get into his legs before he's ready, but I think you can still see a little bit of quality, a little bit of sharpness. I want an exciting team full of pace and speed, and he'll certainly add to that," he added.

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