Steven Gerrard
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 11: Rangers manager Steven Gerrard looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Motherwell at Ibrox Stadium on November 11, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers manager, Steven Gerrard last night blasted his players for failing to heed his tactical warnings to cut out the red cards during crucial encounters.

The former Liverpool Captain held a team summit this week to order his players to sort out their poor discipline but was disappointed after Alfredo Morelos became the eighth Ibrox star to be sent off during the 1-0 loss to Aberdeen which consigned Gerrard to his first home defeat as manager.

Booked for a clash with Graeme Shinnie, another foul on the Dons skipper saw the Colombian receive a second yellow in the 64th minute as his team chased an equaliser.

“The first yellow for me is a little bit soft but it was probably a foul,” said Gerrard in a post-match interview obtained by Daily Mail.

“The second one he deserves.”

“But it’s not important – we’ve got another red card which is hugely frustrating.”

“We could have had another one. Lafferty is on a yellow card but he is giving a foul away and gives another – you’re leaving the referee with an opportunity to make it nine.”

“I never felt good about anything that we did, individually or collectively. I never felt good.”

“I give the players so much praise and they have done extremely well before this game, we were in a really good place.”

“But today is certainly a big set-back and a frustrating one.”

Rangers are now second on the Premiership table with 30 points while Kilmarnock lead with 31 points.