Rangers boss Steven Gerrard puts his players through rigorous fitness tests at training camp in Tenerife … but it's too much for defender Joe Worrall
- Steven Gerrard put his Rangers players through heavy tests on Wednesday
- The players of Gerrard are on training camp in Tenerife with warm weather
- The hard tests, however, seemed too much for Joe Worrall, who was ill
- Jermain Defoe arrived Tuesday on loan from Bournemouth
Tom Farmery for Mailonline
Steven Gerrard is not messing around to get his Rangers players ready for the second of the season of the Scottish Premiership.
Rangers are currently at a training camp for hot weather in Tenerife, where they are subjected to rigorous fitness tests.
It all seemed too much for Joe Worrall on Wednesday. The central defender, on loan from Nottingham Forest, was depicted as sick on the side of the field after a tough session.
Ranger boss Steven Gerrard observes his side during a warm weather camp on Tenerife
Joe Worrall, on loan from Nottingham Forest, struggled to cope with the hot conditions
Worrall had to be cared for by club doctor Mark Waller when the temperature rose in Tenerife
Eros Grezda, like many other Rangers players, uses water to cool himself
The rest of Gerrard's team used bottles of water to help them cool down when temperatures rose in Tenerife.
The fitness work is meant to make the players fitter for the run-in until the end of the season.
They have not won a big trophy since 2011, but are on a par with Celtic at the top of the Premiership – they have played more – and still have a Scottish Cup campaign.
Gerrard's party was boosted by the arrival of Jermain Defoe on Tuesday.
Kyle Lafferty also felt the effects of the hot weather and heavy fitness sessions on Wednesday
Glenn Middleton also did not seem to enjoy during the winter holidays in Scotland
Former Liverpool defender Jon Flanagan got through the session, but it was a fight
Defoe, who joined Rangers on a loan of 18 months from Bournemouth, admitted he wanted to win silverware, which tempted him into Ibrox.
& # 39; I wanted to come here for obvious reasons; I've always known that it's a giant football club, & Defoe said.
& # 39; The history of the club … like players, these are the types of clubs you want to play for and want to do well. You want to be part of history if you can.
& # 39; It was an easy decision to be honest. If you like football like me and you get such a chance, it is difficult to postpone it.
Ryan Jack, Ross McCrorie and Steven Davis rest during the sessions on Wednesday
& # 39; I've been in the Premier League for so long and it's always nice to have another challenge.
Sometimes you can – not comfortably – but you are in your comfort zone and sometimes it is nice to get away from it and just find that fire again, set goals and take on a different challenge.
& # 39; Winning trophies was another draw, especially how well the boys have done since Stevie has been.
& # 39; As part of history and doing something special here, it would be great to be involved. & # 39;
Jermain Defoe sets a place in the history of the Rangers when he starts his 18-month loan