My ex­pe­ri­ence of fi­nals is that some­times you can wait too long

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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

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