Steven Gerrard urges the Rangers to improve the discipline after another red

Steven Gerrard Rangers beat St Mirren 2-0 to record their first Premiership win of the season

Steven Gerrard has urged his team to reduce the cards after registering victory over St Mirren despite the expulsion of the Premier League.

The Ibrox manager insisted he had no complaints about the dismissal of referee Don Robertson in the 31st minute of Ross McCrorie for a foul on the last man on St Mirren debutant Nikolai Brock-Madsen.

With a 2-0 lead thanks to the goals of Alfredo Morelos and Connor Goldson, Gerrard was pleased by the solid way in which the ten men won the first league.

Steven Gerrard Rangers beat St Mirren 2-0 to record their first Premiership win of the season

Steven Gerrard Rangers beat St Mirren 2-0 to record their first Premiership win of the season

Morelos only played freely after Rangers successfully appealed their controversial red card in the 1-1 draw of the previous weekend against Aberdeen.

Admitting that he retired Borna Barisic, debutante of £ 1.5 million in the second half because he was in reserve, Gerrard has emphasized the importance of maintaining composure.

"I am very happy with the result and the performance in the circumstances," he said. & # 39; Again, we have ten men. I thought that was the right decision.

"The response from my team, each of them rolled up and did what they had to do.

"I was satisfied with the clean sheet in these circumstances, it's a positive result for us, I would have liked to keep 11 in the field and maybe win the game more emphatically, but at the end of the day it's all about three points.

"It was completely different from last week when we felt tough, we said our piece and we got justice in terms of the decision being overturned.

"I thought the officials were really good today, they took the decision point and we have no complaints.

"I talked to the team and praised them for the result and the spreadsheet, but I also talked about discipline and composure out there.

& # 39; It is already quite difficult with 11 men. We are collecting too many red and yellow cards for my taste. But we will learn, we will grow and we will continue ".

Ross McCrorie received a straight red card for knocking down Nicolai Brock-Madsen (right)

Ross McCrorie received a straight red card for knocking down Nicolai Brock-Madsen (right)

Ross McCrorie received a straight red card for knocking down Nicolai Brock-Madsen (right)

Barisic impressed after his switch from Osijek last week, but picked up a reserve in the first half for a foul on Cammy Smith. That led Gerrard to replace him with rested Captain James Tavernier for the last 28 minutes.

"It was a positive debut for Borna," said the 38-year-old. "You can see its quality on the left side, the idea was to play it for the full game.

"But he picked up a yellow card, so I had to think about the team." My idea was to give Tav a complete rest today, but due to the yellow card of Barisic I had to turn to Flanno (Jon Flanagan) and take Tav. We could not afford to go to nine men. "

Gerrard expects Lassana Coulibaly to be clear to face Maribor on Thursday night after the Mali midfielder retired in the final minutes, but is awaiting the results of the tests.

He also has "more confidence" than before Ryan Jack was available after Scotland lost to Saints due to the head injury he suffered in Pittodrie. Flanagan is suspended after three reserves of the Europa League.

In terms of potential transfers, the head of Ibrox did not want to be considered the possibility of a new offer by Kyle Lafferty following his winning goal of the game against Celtic. It is understood that Rangers may be willing to include Lee Wallace as part of a deal, but the considerable salaries of the left-back have a significant obstacle.

"It's not for me to talk about Kyle Lafferty, he's not our player," insisted Gerrard.

St Mirren's colleague, Alan Stubbs, admitted that his team had not done enough to worry the Rangers after McCrorie's departure. Stubbs was also disappointed by the nature of the goals conceded, with Jack Baird caught on the ball before scoring Morelos.

"The main thing we came up with is that we gave the Rangers goals," he said. "There were two lapses in the concentration and that has cost us.

"The expulsion also changes the game, but we do not take advantage of that … It would be interesting to see what would have happened if we had scored a goal in terms of how the atmosphere might have changed, but we probably did not do enough.

"Danny Mullen hit the crossbar and another day he could go in. It's the things you have to fall for in these games, but I can not criticize the players' effort or attitude, it's the only thing they'll give me all the time."

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