Steven Gerrard believes his players are ready for VAR's debut in the Europa League
Steven Gerrard believes his players are ready for VAR's debut in the Europa League
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Steven Gerrard believes his players are ready for VAR's debut in the Europa League

​Rangers manager Steven Gerrard believes that his charges are prepared for what lies ahead as the Europa League will experience VAR for the first time on Thursday night, Sky Sport reported.

VAR was decided upon back in September 2019 to be used in the Europa League following a successful appearance in the Champions League.

Rangers will welcome Braga at Ibrox in the Last 32 first led Gerrard admits that his side will go into the fixture with a positive mindset no matter what challenges they will face.

"The players are well aware of how to act and what to do in certain situations," he said. "It will be slightly different from what we're used to so everyone will have to be ready for that experience.

"I think the most important thing to come out of it was to keep playing. There are certain situations where a flag can go up or a flag can stay down, in normal situations that might lead you to stop or wait, so it's important we play until the very end.

"It's important that we don't make any gesture to VAR or try and crowd around the referee and go to the monitor. They've made it very clear that they will act in that situation and dish yellow cards out.

"We'll have to be careful, behave and be very disciplined over both legs."

Gerrard further added on the video technology: "It's easier said than done!

"I normally go off the crowd's reaction or when you get close to the goal, it is one of those things that can kill the moment if a goal's chalked off. It might make me a bit calmer on the touchline but that's not a bad thing!"

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