Steven Gerrard insists Rangers confirmed true grit on Tayside with a purpose to declare the factors towards Dundee.
The Gentle Blues boss opted to reward the character of his gamers to retain their spot on the prime of the Premiership regardless of a sloppy defensive show.
Joe Aribo’s first half strike did the harm to the darkish blues and Gerrard believes his facet confirmed the abdomen for the battle to grind out the win.
He stated: “We knew what sort of recreation to count on once we got here right here. There are specific SPFL video games away from residence the place you already know that you must hustle, grind and struggle.
“You might want to do the ugly bits and I assumed right this moment that to a person we have been actually trustworthy.
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“I assumed we tried to defend in addition to we are able to. There are nonetheless bones we are able to select of it each out and in of possession.
“There have been occasions on the finish the place we may have killed the sport with a bit extra high quality. We got here right here for 3 factors and I believe the gamers have proven starvation for 3 factors.
“No person will keep in mind how we bought them in time. I nonetheless managed to maintain individuals contemporary for Thursday night time so there have been a whole lot of positives to remove from right this moment.
“There’s a lot to work on which is sweet because it retains the gamers grounded. It’s an enormous three factors and it’s three factors nearer to the place we need to be.”
Gerrard was thrilled to see Aribo seize his second purpose of the season and revealed it was coaching floor graft which earned a reward.
He stated: “It was a improbable help however it’s stuff we work on lots when it comes to patterns. We scored the same purpose towards Ross County so credit score to the lads for carrying that out.
“I felt the lads on the finish may have gone on and bought that second purpose however while you don’t get the second on this league then there are aways balls coming into the field.”
All eyes now flip to the Europa League conflict towards Sparta Prague within the Czech Republic on Thursday and Gerrard is aiming to provide their group hopes a shot within the arm after opening their marketing campaign with a house defeat to Lyon.
He stated: “We love enjoying in Europe, it is the explanation we have fought so onerous over time to be at this degree and we’re dissatisfied to not qualify towards Malmo.
“We needed to transfer on fairly shortly which we did and now it is about getting off the mark within the group and making an attempt to get most factors. If we try this then we’ll have recovered that dangerous begin towards Lyon.
“It’s going to be a troublesome recreation however the lads are excited in Europe to go anyplace to get a outcome for our followers.”