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Gerrard insists Rangers will learn after Motherwell’s late equaliser

Steven Gerrard insists Rangers will learn from ‘bump in the road’ after Motherwell strike late to hold his side to draw in enthralling encounter

  • Rangers held to 3-3 draw against Motherwell after conceding in closing stages 
  • Steven Gerrard adamant that his side will go on to learn from the experience 
  • Rangers are in Europa League action before taking on Celtic next weekend 

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard said his team would learn from a ‘bump in the road’ after being pegged back late on to draw 3-3 at Motherwell. 

Gerrard’s side saw Motherwell’s Peter Hartley score late on at Fir Park to deny the visitors three points.

Gerrard said on BT Sport: ‘Before the game this was a massive week for us with three big games but if we went and won all the games we weren’t going to get carried away. Now we’ve had a bump in the road and rather than start to panic we need to just learn from it and move on.’

Steven Gerrard believes that his Ranger side will learn from their 3-3 draw against Motherwell

Rangers had come from behind to lead with two goals from the returning Kyle Lafferty, embarking on his second spell at the club, and one from Ovie Ejaria.

But in a stoppage-time twist, Hartley was the Motherwell hero. In the lead-up to the game, Hartley had apologised to Rangers over comments he made about a match between the teams last season, after saying it had been ‘fun to watch’ the then Rangers defender Fabio Cardoso in pain after breaking his nose.

Rangers' Scott Arfield looks dejected after his team were deprived of victory late on

Rangers’ Scott Arfield looks dejected after his team were deprived of victory late on


Thursday – Ufa (away) – Europa League

September 2 – Celtic (away) – Scottish Premiership

September 15 – Dundee (home) – Scottish Premiership

September 22 – St Johnstone (home) – Scottish Premiership

September 26 – Ayr United (home) – League Cup 

Motherwell midfielder Gael Bigirimana said of Hartley: ‘None of us agreed with the comments. We don’t want to see that or hear stuff like that. But for today he was great as a leader. He stuck to his game and he got us a great goal.’

Rangers have taken five points from their three league games under Gerrard so far, and face Celtic away next weekend in an eagerly-anticipated encounter.

Prior to that, Gerrard’s side travel to face FC Ufa in the second leg of their Europa League play-off round fixture, with Rangers 1-0 up from the first encounter.