Steven Gerrard: Rangers boss says Scottish Premiership season must be completed

Rangers are 21 points clear at the top of the Premiership and on course for their first league title since 2010-11; Steven Gerrard said: "Football is played for a reason, and you have to finish competitions"; watch Motherwell vs Rangers live on Sky Sports Football on Sunday; kick-off 12pm

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Steven Gerrard says the Scottish Premiership season must be completed "for football's sake"

Steven Gerrard says the Scottish Premiership season must be "finished in the right way" after SPFL chief executive Neil Doncaster refused to rule out declaring the season null and void.

Rangers are currently 21 points clear at the top of the Premiership and are on course to win their first league title since the 2010-11 campaign.

However, Doncaster has declined to rule out declaring the season null and void if coronavirus restrictions force football to be suspended.

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Scotland's national clinical director professor Jason Leitch admits the ongoing situation is in the balance and the Scottish Premiership might not be able to be finished

Gerrard believes the season should be completed in full and insists his opinion is not influenced by the current league table.

"I've read through the interview and I think what Neil has done is put every possibility and option on the table," Gerrard told Sky Sports News.

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"My opinion on this is exactly the same as it was in March and April. For football's sake and the sake of competition, I think everything has to try and be finished in the right way.

"I'm not saying that now because we're sitting where we are, in terms of the competition this year, because my opinion was the same in March and April.

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"That's my hope, that's my opinion and that will never change as long as I'm involved in the game. It would have been my opinion at 18 years old and it will be my opinion at 88.

"Football is played for a reason, and you have to finish competitions. That is my opinion."

Scottish Premiership: More live games on Sky Sports in 2021

Scottish Premiership

Sky Sports has announced yet more live Scottish Premiership fixtures in February and March as the league closes in on the split.

Sky Sports - the only broadcaster to offer live coverage of the Scottish Premiership - has announced four more live games across February and the start of March.

Rangers have enjoyed a start manager Steven Gerrard could only dream of, dropping just four points from 23 games so far - and their trip to Hamilton on February 7 will be broadcast live on Sky Sports Football; Kick-off at 12pm.

Newly announced Scottish Premiership games live on Sky Sports

Sun Feb 7: Hamilton vs Rangers, Kick-off 12pm
Sun Feb 14: St Johnstone vs Celtic, Kick-off 12pm
Sun Feb 28: Livingston vs Rangers, Kick-off 12pm
Sun Mar 7: Dundee United vs Celtic, Kick-off 12pm

Confirmed Scottish Premiership games live on Sky Sports

Sun Jan 17: Motherwell v Rangers, Kick-off 12 noon

Wed Jan 20: Livingston v Celtic, Kick-off 8.15pm

Sun Jan 24: St Mirren v Celtic, Kick-off 4.30pm

Wed Jan 27: Hibernian v Rangers, Kick-off 7.45pm

Sky Sports Scottish Football podcast

Fans of Scottish football can now catch up on all the latest news and talking points via our weekly podcast featuring analysis from Kris Boyd and Andy Walker.

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