Rangers coach Steven Gerrard is yet to speak to his players after the cup exit in the hands of Aberdeen at Ibrox.

The league's second-placed side fell 2-0 and Gerrard has squarely blamed his playing unit for letting the fans down with the result. This is the second time Aberdeen has beaten Rangers in the cup competition and that reduces their chances of winning any silverware in Gerrard's debut season. They sit eight points below Celtic in the league table with eight games to go.

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"It's a huge blow. This was a huge game for the club. We've let the supporters down, I take full responsibility for it. We were nowhere near good enough, I thought the best team won. I don't feel ready to speak to them yet because I'm angry. The reality is we didn't test their keeper enough and we've been done on a counter when we're trying to force the issue and get back into the game. We've got no complaints, they deserved it. They've bullied us in certain areas of the pitch, they wanted it more in certain areas of the pitch, which is a major concern." the former Liverpool midfielder told the Club's website.

They will play host to Kilmarnock in the Premiership on Saturday and Gerrard hopes to see his charges bounce back from the defeat.

"We have to regroup and push on and try and finish the season as strong as we can," the former Liverpool captain added. I don't think anything I can say will make them [the fans] feel any better short-term. But we'll be back in terms of cup competitions, we'll be better and we'll give it a better go when the time's right." the gaffer added.

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