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Gerrard calls for Dons focus

Steven Gerrard has urged his Rangers squad to give Aberdeen their sole focus on Wednesday night and not think about the Betfred Cup final.

Gers are looking to bring their eight-year hunt for a major trophy to an end when they take on Celtic at Hampden on Sunday.

However, with the Light Blues also level with their rivals at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership, the Ibrox boss does not want his side risking a slip-up at Pittodrie, and has banned all talk of this weekend's clash against the Hoops.

"We're fully focused on Aberdeen and the challenge they pose. It will be a tough game up at Pittodrie," he said.

"Certainly going up there during my time here we've had some good challenges and battles so I expect the same.

"It's 100 per cent focus on this game and we'll worry about Sunday come Thursday."

Meanwhile, Gerrard was coy on whether he would give key men like Alfredo Morelos the night off in order to keep him fresh for Sunday.

He made it clear to those who do start that they have the chance to secure their place in his plans for the weekend with a big display against the Reds.

"That's the message in all the games. I'm always saying that when you represent this club, you have to do everything you can to stay in the team," he added.

Gers are unbeaten away from home this season despite facing some tough trips at home and abroad already this term.

Gerrard is confident his team will take their latest road trip in their stride - but he does not want to risk a suspension scare.

Two of the five red cards Morelos was shown last season came at Pittodrie - although one was later rescinded.

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