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Complacency: Gerrard issues warning to Aribo, Balogun, teammates

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has issued warning to Super Eagles pair Joe Aribo, Leon Balogun, alongside other teammates not to take their opponents lightly despite being in good form.

Aribo and Balogun were in the thick of the action as  Rangers claimed a 3 – 0 win against St Johnstone on Wednesday, with the former Charlton Athletics getting on his name on the score sheet.

Speaking moments after the game, Gerrard stressed that Aribo, Balogun, and other teammates became sloppy after going 3-0 up before half time.

He noted his players let the game die instead of maintaining their rhythm and standards over the course of the 90 minutes.

The Liverpool legend irritated by the poor second-half display from his side said he has enough qualities on the bench to replace players that can’t sustain their standards for 90 minutes.

“You probably think I’m a moaner but even though we won the game comfortably 3-0, we can still learn a lot collectively and as individuals. The important thing tonight was to get minuted into Kemar, you can see him picking up some really interesting areas, so it’s only a matter of time before he gets fully fit.

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“The best players play, those who contribute and perform at a consistent level. I said to the players tonight: ‘While you’ve got the shirt, do your best to keep it’ because there is quality on the bench.” He said.

Currently, Rangers sit on top of the Scottish Premiership log, winning all three games in the new season.

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