Gerrard has fan sympathy

24 December 2018 06:49:45 EST

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard feels the club's fans were well within their rights to boo the first half of their 2-1 victory at St Johnstone on Sunday.

The Lights Blues put in a lacklustre first-half display at McDiarmid Park before coming back to win the game in the second-half thanks to a brace from Alfredo Morelos.

That victory takes Gers to second place in the Scottish Premiership table and now they sit just one point behind arch rivals Celtic.

Gerrard has admitted he was worried about the first-performance in Perth and does not blame the traveling fans for showing their frustration at the half-time whistle.

"They were quite within their rights to boo even louder because that wasn't acceptable," he told RangersTV.

"We didn't have an individual doing the shirt justice. But they deserve credit for the second-half performance. I thought we played with purpose, we showed bravery, personality and character.

"We played like a team that really fancies getting involved at the top end of the table."

Rangers are 200/1 to win the Scottish Premiership title this season, while Old Firm rivals Celtic are 1/2000 to retain their crown under manager Brendan Rodgers.

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