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'There will be no talk of it because we want to respect Aberdeen': Steven Gerrard says Rangers are not thinking about this weekend's cup final with Celtic ahead of 'tough' trip to Pittodrie Rangers take on Celtic on Sunday looking to end their eight-year trophy drought  But first they head to Aberdeen in bid to keep up with Celtic in the league  Boss Steven Gerrard said the team's only focus is on Wednesday night's game 

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Published: 15:04 GMT, 3 December 2019 | Updated: 15:04 GMT, 3 December 2019

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Steven Gerrard has banned talk of Sunday's Betfred Cup final as he urged his Rangers squad to give Aberdeen their sole focus on Wednesday night.

Gers are looking to bring their eight-year hunt for a major trophy to an end when they take on Celtic at Hampden on Sunday.

However, with the Light Blues also level with their rivals at the top of the Ladbrokes Premiership, the Ibrox boss does not want his side risking a slip-up at Pittodrie.

Steven Gerrard wants Rangers to put their final with Celtic to one side and focus on Aberdeen

Steven Gerrard wants Rangers to put their final with Celtic to one side and focus on Aberdeen

He said: 'We're fully focused on Aberdeen and the challenge they pose. It will be a tough game up at Pittodrie.

'Certainly going up there during my time here we've had some good challenges and battles so I expect the same.

'It's 100 per cent focus on this game and we'll worry about Sunday come Thursday.

'I am pleased we've got a game, though. For someone who's been around finals sometimes you can have a week lead-in or even longer and that can be too long.

'I think it will actually help that we've got a focus and a challenge in front of us.

'Aberdeen have turned a corner in terms of their form and the atmosphere is always interesting up there. But for the players, this is the game they have got to enjoy.

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