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Charlie Miller compares Gerrard's Rangers options to Smith's 90s legends

18 Nov 1996:  Paul Gascoigne

The former Rangers midfielder was recalling the glory years at Ibrox.

18 Nov 1996:  Paul Gascoigne

Former Rangers midfielder Charlie Miller has compared Steven Gerrard's current attacking options at Ibrox with the ones he played with during the club's glory years in the 1990s, The Scottish Sun report.

The Gers are aiming to end Celtic's dominance in the Scottish top-flight this season and after watching Gerrard's side in action against Hibernian, Miller has been reminded of Ally McCoist and company's 1995/96 campaign.


That year Gordon Durie scored 23, Paul Gascoigne 19 and McCoist 20 in all competitions as Smith's side picked up an eighth league title in a row.

With Alfredo Morelos and Jermain Defoe in red hot form at the start of the season, can the duo strike up a famous partnership at Ibrox?


As quoted by The Scottish Sun, Miller said: "If it wasn’t Jukey, it was Coisty — or maybe Brian Laudrup. We could score from different areas.

"We had plenty of attacking options at that time. Judging by the games so far this season, it’s the same story again.

“I’m not sure whether you’d pick Defoe or Morelos to start the big games. They have both started the season so well — maybe you start with both of them."

Jermain Defoe of Rangers vies with Darren McGregor of Hibernian during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow,...

Is playing two strikers viable at Rangers this season?

One of Rangers' big strengths right now is how lethal they look in the transition from defence to attack after regaining possession.

Having such a strong midfield is driving that, with talents like Joe Aribo, Steven Davis and Scott Arfield available, it doesn't make much sense to try and fit both Morelos and Defoe into the same starting eleven.

That's not say one is more important than the other though. The Colombian has already netted seven goals this term while the veteran Englishman has notched up five.

Rangers will need both on top form throughout the season if they're to challenge for the Scottish Premiership and other trophies.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers runs through on goal to score his first goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow,...

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