My experience of finals is that sometimes you can wait too long
undoubtedly be a combative and competitive 90 minutes at Pittodrie just days before his first cup final as boss could be seen as far from perfect for Gerrard.
That is the hand that Rangers have been dealt, though, and the Ibrox boss believes it is in fact the ideal situation as the big games keep on coming.
“It’ll certainly help the players in terms of the week,” Gerrard said. “It’s good to have a focus and a tough challenge in front of us in Aberdeen.
“My experience of finals is that sometimes you can wait too long and have too much time on your hands. So, yeah, the fixture list is what it is. We have known all along that if we were to reach the final it would fall after this fixture.
“So I think the important thing for the players is to really live in the now. All