Gerrard challenges players, makes Europa League demand

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 25: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers looks on during the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and Spartak Moscow at Ibrox Stadium on October 25, 2018 in Glasgow, United Kingdom. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers head coach Steven Gerrard has challenged his players to utilize all opportunities as they face Spartak Moscow away from home in the Europa League tonight.

“They [the Rangers squad] have worked so hard and done so well to first of all earn the right to be in arenas like this,” Gerrard said via Express Uk.

“I know they [Spartak] are not in the best of form, but they still have players worth £20million. This is what they wanted so they should embrace it and not fear it.”

“They should approach it like they did in the second half against Villarreal. Respect the opposition, but play with the shackles off.”

MOTHERWELL, SCOTLAND - APRIL 07: Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates with teammates after scoring his team's first goal during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Rangers’ chairman believes his team can become a dominant force

Dave King spoke how he was very happy after coach Steven Gerrard's first season in the Scottish Premier League club.

“It took us 45 minutes in Spain to believe that we are a good team and that we belong in stadiums like this. That takes time.”

“Maybe it’s a goal that sparks you into a performance or words at half-time. Maybe it’s an individual who does something in the game that brings everyone else with them.

“The second half in Villarreal, if we can get anywhere near that, I’m quite confident we can do well here.”