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Steven Gerrard reveals how he will use the international break

Steven Gerrard reveals how he will use the international break

Steven Gerrard will look to use the international break to his full advantage this September as he looks to get his squad in shape.

According to a report in The Daily Star, the Rangers boss has revealed the club will use the break as an opportunity to get Lassana Coulibaly, Eros Grezda and Graham Dorrans back to fitness.

The trio all missed the 1-0 defeat to Old Firm rivals Celtic at the weekend and Gerrard knows that they can all make a huge difference to his team going forward.

He also admitted he hoped that the players who do represent their nations over the break return back to Ibrox healthy and ready to go once again.

“Some players will go away on international duty, and we hope they come back healthy,” he told The Daily Star.

“It is a chance for us to get [Lassana] Coulibaly fit, [Eros] Grezda fit and [Graham] Dorrans fit – players that will help us become better and stronger.

“So it has come at a good time, but the disappointing thing is we have to swallow this defeat which hurts.”

The Verdict:

Rangers have started to pick up a bad run of results recently and Gerrard will be pleased with the break in order to get his key men back to fitness.

Despite having qualified for the group stages of the Europa League, the Light Blues have drawn twice and lost their last three matches and have slid down to 7th in the Scottish Premiership table.

Coulibaly has been influential since joining from Angers in the summer, whilst Grezda has only just completed a switch from NK Osijek in the last couple of days.

Dorrans has struggled with injury since being at Ibrox and would certainly feel like a new addition to Gerrard’s side when he makes a return to the first-team.

Rangers fans – thoughts?

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