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Alex McLeish has insisted that Steven Gerrard could well be missing from the touchline when Rangers seal the Scottish Premiership title.

The Bears boss was given his marching orders in the 1-0 win over Livingston last night after complaining about the booking handed to Alfredo Morelos.

Responding to whether Gerrard could be handed a touchline ban, McLeish claimed it will depend on how the SFA judge the situation.

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Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I get that, but if they feel like it’s justifiable or too strong a decision, they can do the human thing.

“They can bring Steven Gerrard back from the touchline area. They can’t single out different auctions for different managers in situations.

“I would think that if it was over the top, then sure, they have to do the right thing.”

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This would be a huge blow.

Gerrard has created this incredible team and has to take a massive amount of credit for where we are at this moment, and for him to be watching from the stand would be disastrous.

The Bears can win the title as early as this weekend with a win against St. Mirren, but if Celtic also win, it will go down to the Old Firm game at Parkhead next week.

Should he be charged, Gerrard may only miss the clash on Saturday, and will leave him in the perfect position to celebrate at Celtic Park; the perfect scenario.

In other Rangers news, Alex McLeish thrilled by Alfredo Morelos in Bears win v Livingston

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