Gerrard calls for killer touch

17 December 2018 09:24:03 EST

Rangers boss Steve Gerrard has urged his side to be far more clinical in front of goal, despite having seen them move back to the top of the Scottish Premiership.

The Gers took top spot thanks to a 1-0 win over Hamilton Academical at Ibrox on Sunday, but Gerrard was concerned that his team were unable to add to the third-minute strike from Daniel Candeias which proved to be the matchwinner.

It's blatantly obvious we have to learn to kill teams off in the final third.

Steven Gerrard

He told reporters: "I'm happy with the win and the clean sheet, but we've got a lot to learn in terms of the performance.

"We put 22 corners in and over 30 crosses. We created enough opportunities and got into some really exciting areas of the pitch, but we had zero killer instinct. That's a concern.

"I'm not really interested - with all due respect - in being top of the league right now. We were top before, then went and lost and drew our next two games.

"So what's more important to me now is what we can learn from the performance. It's blatantly obvious we have to learn to kill teams off in the final third."

The Gers are back in action on Wednesday evening when they head to Easter Road to take on Hibernian, who are unbeaten in the last six meetings of the two sides.

Rangers are 3/4 to win the game in Edinburgh, with the draw priced at 3/1, while James Tavernier can be backed at 5/2 to score at any time.

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