Steven Gerrard has seen a number of his players be sent off during his time at Rangers as manager.
In just the last three matches the Light Blues have played in, they have been shown a red card to one of their players in each game, taking it to a total of eight for the season.
Alfredo Morelos was the latest to be given his marching orders in a Rangers shirt when they were beaten by Aberdeen on Wednesday night and handing Gerrard his first defeat at Ibrox.
Speaking after the game, the manager revealed that discipline is a concern and has urged his players to show the club some respect, something he told them before the match with the Dons as well.
“I spoke to my team yesterday for 15 minutes on discipline, control. I spoke to them before the game in the team meeting, I’ve spoken to them after the game. I think it’s time the players started showing the club a bit of respect – playing tough and competing but staying on the pitch,” he told the club’s official YouTube channel.
It’s true that some of the red cards Gerrard has seen his players given be questionable, however, the frequency that they are picking them up at is alarming.
Daniel Candeias has had a couple of sending offs so far this season – albeit very controversial, whilst Morelos appears to find it difficult to finish games, having picked up his third of the 2018/19 campaign with two in the Scottish Premiership and one in Europa League competition.
If things from a disciplinary point of view do not improve, it could give Gerrard some real concerns moving forward.
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