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Rangers v Dundee
Steven Gerrard believes Rangers are riding on the crest of a wave as they prepare to face Dundee in the Scottish Premiership.
 
Having drawn 0-0 with St Johnstone on February 16, Rangers have hit five without reply in consecutive games, against Kilmarnock in the Scottish Cup and on Sunday at Hamilton. They sit eight points behind leaders Celtic, but have a five-point cushion on third-place Aberdeen.
 
Rangers were frustrated by Dundee the last time they met as they were held to a 1-1 draw on Tayside, despite Dundee playing with 10 men for over 70 minutes.
 
Gerrard admits he still thinks about that result, but feels the confidence flowing among the Rangers squad.
 
"The December game with Dundee was very frustrating. It's still a result that to this day doesn't really sit too well for us," he said.
 
"We huffed and puffed. We had all the ball without any real success in the final third. We also scored a legitimate goal that wasn't given, so it was a frustrating afternoon.
 
"We'll show Dundee the respect they deserve. We'll expect it to be tough but we're going in with good form and confidence after two 5-0 victories against Killie and Hamilton.
 
"I'd like to think we're riding the crest of a wave. The reaction from the St Johnstone draw last week has been really positive. The goals and the clean sheets are very nice but I've been more impressed with the hunger and mentality of the group. We've got that wrong at times.
 
"There is always a danger at times at Rangers that the players can get a bit complacent and think they can just turn up. That can't be the case. We have to show intent and hunger in every game."
 
Rangers welcome Alfredo Morelos back from suspension for Wednesday's visit of Dundee but Andy Halliday is set to miss out.
 
The left-back is struggling with a groin complaint and may have to sit out the Ladbrokes Premiership fixture, alongside new signing Matt Polster. The United States international was set to make his debut at some point against the Dark Blues but also has a groin issue.
 
Long-term absentees Jamie Murphy and Graham Dorrans (both knee) are continuing their rehab work.
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Rangers v Aberdeen
Aberdeen welcome Scotland defender Scott McKenna back from suspension for Sunday's Scottish League Cup semi-final meeting with Rangers at Hampden.
Niall McGinn, Stevie May and Scott Wright are in contention while Greg Tansey, Frank Ross, Tommie Hoban and Mark Reynolds are missing.

Rangers are without forwards Alfredo Morelos, who is suspended, and Kyle Lafferty, who is cup-tied.
Borna Barisic and Graham Dorrans are out but Scott Arfield may return.
 
"I'll go to Hampden like any other stadium, with a game plan to win," said Rangers manager Steven Gerrard. "I used to love playing semi-finals as a player.
"The question I am asking the players is can we win without Morelos and Lafferty involved? Wait and see for my game plan and what we are trying to do.
"We have had many big games this season, when you sign up as Rangers manager it is for these big moments. We want a final and want to take our fans to a final."
 
Aberdeen boss Derek McInnes said: "I can understand Rangers being favourites for the game and I can understand there is a lot expected of them.
"I think Steven's done a great job there and really imposed himself on the club. Rangers have always had big squads in the last few seasons but I think they've got a better squad, clearly.
 
"But we feel there are big performances in us, we feel we can beat anybody on our day and we feel that to deliver another cup final appearance and chance at silverware, we're going to have to deliver not just in possession and out of possession but also that mentality to get the job done."
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The decision on where Scotland will play their games from 2020 has been delayed for 7 days.

I'm sure we had a thread on this previously - what's everybody's thoughts?

Personally, I'm not that bothered. Everybody knows how much of a disappointment Hampden is. Murrayfield seems like a good alternative and would probably create a much better atmosphere and become a more difficult place to go for opposing teams.
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