STEVEN GERRARD admits it is only ‘natural’ for his Rangers squad to dare to dream as they close in on Premiership title glory this term.
But the Ibrox boss insists his side will remain ‘humble’ in the coming weeks in an attempt to clinch the wins that will wrap up the league flag sooner rather than later.
The Light Blues have a commanding 18 point lead over Old Firm rivals Celtic at the top of the table and are set to clinch their first crown under Gerrard’s guidance at the third time of asking.
Rangers were held for only the fourth time on league duty last weekend as Hamilton left it late to earn a deserved share of the spoils at the FOYS Stadium.
The visit of Kilmarnock gives the Gers a chance to move within a handful of victories required to lift the title as Gerrard’s side seek to maintain their unbeaten Premiership run.
Gerrard said: “I think it’s natural and normal for everyone to respect and understand where we are and the opportunity we have.
“Players are human and will have emotions and feelings. There is nothing wrong with being excited but it is also a time for staying humble and realising the difficult challenges ahead.
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“It’s about just being prepared for the next challenge to come our way. But we’re not robots.
“We understand we have a healthy lead and understand we have ten games to go. We’re not painting a picture that we’re stupid here and don’t understand where we are.
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“Having said that, we’ll never get carried away. We have to go and earn it and grab it. To do that, we have to be patient and take the challenges as they come.
“The next one is Kilmarnock. They’ve got a new manager and we have to respect that and be ready for it.”