Rangers manager Steven Gerrard calls for Ibrox crowd help in Champions League qualifier second leg

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Steven Gerrard, Rangers manager, has requested to see the Ibrox fans support Steven Gerrard's team next Tuesday when they face Malmo in the Champions League qualifier 2nd leg.

The Scottish Premiership champions were sucker-punched early in the second half by two quick goals scored by Soren Rieks and Veljko Birmancevic. They will have a huge task next week. But, a moment of brilliance during the final kick of the game resulted in Steven Davis hand Rangers a huge lifeline, cutting the gap to 2-1. Rangers have the chance to overturn the first leg result in front of a large crowd at Ibrox. Gerrard is asking for their assistance in the coming week. He said to RangersTV, "I'm unhappy with the result and the handful of goals we've conceded. There was a major moment towards the end of that game which is has gone in our favor. It's an important event that sets the stage for next week. We're not happy with the result, but it's better than going into [to the second leg at 2:12. We also ran the danger of getting even more. The time to recover was crucial for us, but in the 90 minutes, it's just not been enough. "We will have to move up a level individually as well as collectively over the next week, and I'm planning to invite the Ibrox crowd. This is something I've never done before, but we'll need them for all 90 minutes of full-on vocal. "With that to come and the mental change in the background, it could be a big moment. "I'm exhausted of plaudits for Davo Steven Davis. he is someone who is never satisfied and never stops until the end, and he's delivered a truly memorable moment that's given us an important source of life going into the next week. "It is as it happens. We didn't deserve to win the game by two goals. Half-time was a good time. I felt we were in good shape. We appeared the most likely to score, however, we lost our way for approximately 5 or 6 minutes and conceded two poor goals. "But we pushed, showed confidence and Davo was a huge moment as the mindset had changed in the time of injury." Gerrard made seven changes from the weekend victory against Livingston He made only one substitution during the game, with Fashion Sakala coming on for Cedric Itten. "I need to get some bodies back to help us," Gerrard added. "You could have noticed tonight that we're still young in terms of the bench. It's difficult to place young players in that kind of situation, and I wanted them to be secure. "At the weekend I'm hoping to see [Joe] Aribo, [Glen] Kamara and [Leon] Balogun, [Kemar] Roofe, Jon [McLaughlin] gets back into the picture also, so we'll be a lot stronger as a team over the next few days, and we'll need to be more efficient and be more efficient. "I've been telling the boys in there that my opinion is there are six or seven that need to raise their level and raise it sharply."

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