Steven Gerrard praises Rangers left back Lee Wallace as defender makes return to first team
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Thank you for subscribingWe have more newslettersShow meSee ourprivacy noticeSteven Gerrard told his Rangers players they weren’t fit to wear the jerseys as his half time team talk sparked a title revival.
The Ibrox side moved to within a point of Celtic at the top of the Premiership with a dramatic 2 1 over St Johnstone in Perth.
Rangers came from behind courtesy of two Alfredo Morelos strikes, with the winner a stunning volley just two minutes from time to take his tally for the season to 19 so far.
## ## Gerrard verbally savaged his Rangers players at the break, sparking a response that saw them win just their fourth league game out of 10 on the road this season.
Rangers boss Steven Gerrard accused of being by opposition fans
He took the lead from Sir Alex Ferguson but admitted the only hairdryer on his mind was one he could throw at his under performers.
Gerrard said: “The first half wasn’t good enough all over the pitch. We were awful. Nobody did the shirt justice, nobody looked like a Rangers player to me.
“I had to have the honest conversation with them at half time. I let my feelings be known clearly. I had to tell them what the fans thought of them because you could hear their reaction at the end of the first half.
“There was no hairdryer in there. I’m just saying that, if there was a hairdryer in there, it would have been used.
“My job is to let them know what the fans think and it’s my job to demand more out of them and we got a major reaction second half. Every single player to a man stood up to be counted.
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“I need Rangers for the 90 minutes against Hibs, with the quality they have up top and I need to see the performance from the second half today for the whole of the next two games.”
Gerrard said: “He did okay, defended well at times. But it will take him time to get back to his best, although he did communicate and was trying to lead.