Steven Gerrard has delivered a positive fitness update for Rangers fans ahead of the cup semi-final against Hearts at Hampden on Sunday. 

In his pre-match press conference he said that there were no issues from the 4-0 win against Ross County in midweek.

Gerrard said that Borna Barisic “got a kick but he is fine”. There is still a doubt over goalkeeper Allan McGregor, who sat the game out in midweek, but Gerrard said he would be back in training and that “he has a good chance”.

Meanwhile, Hearts are in turmoil and sacked manager Craig Levein on Thursday after just one win in the Premiership all season.

That’s left them one off the bottom in the league although it seems like odd timing to have done it just before a semi-final.

However, it will make Rangers’ preparations that much harder, as Gerrard acknowledged, because Hearts could now set up in a different way with different tactics.

The bookies have Rangers overwhelming favourites to win the game, as short as 1/3 to take Gerrard one step closer to his first bit of silverware.

In other Rangers news, ‘Best in the world’ – Gerrard praises Rangers fans for one thing after 4-0 win v Ross County

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