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'I always try to be honest': Rangers boss Steven Gerrard has no regrets after criticising his players following defeat to Kilmarnock Rangers boss Steven Gerrard doesn't regret criticising his players after defeat  Gerrard said Rangers 'failed to handle the heat' as they lost to Kilmarnock  Rangers are now ten points adrift of leaders Celtic, but they have a game in hand  However, Gerrard is adamant that Rangers will continue to fight for the title

By Andy Newport, Pa

Published: 17:05 GMT, 14 February 2020 | Updated: 17:05 GMT, 14 February 2020

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Steven Gerrard insists he has no regrets about criticising his Rangers players after defeat to Kilmarnock left their title hopes in tatters.

The Ibrox manager admitted his team 'failed to handle the heat' as they lost 2-1 at Rugby Park.

Gerrard also confessed his squad would face questions over their bottle after they surrendered a lead for the second time in three weeks, leaving them 10 points adrift of Celtic.

Steven Gerrard doesn't regret criticising his Rangers players following the loss to Kilmarnock

Steven Gerrard doesn't regret criticising his Rangers players following the loss to Kilmarnock

Pundit and former Hoops striker Chris Sutton claimed the former Liverpool skipper had 'chucked the players under the bus' with those comments.

But the Light Blues boss insists it is job to tell it like he sees it.

'My way of looking back at what I said is that I always try to be honest,' he said. 'I don't want to get in a situation where people don't believe me or it's not authentic.

'At the time, I felt like we'd really let ourselves down and I took responsibility for the group's performance on the night. So I have no regrets for what I said on the night.

'We've played ourselves into this position, not just on the night but since we've come back.

'I also have to speak to a fan base that is worldwide and I think they would want me to be honest, pointed and authentic in the way I speak.

'So I don't want to sit here and change me ways.

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