Rangers: ‘Warning signs’ in Blackburn draw, says boss Steven Gerrard

Jermain Defoe headed home a Jordan Jones cross for Rangers’ opener

Steven Gerrard says Rangers got “the kick up the backside we need” as they prepared for Europa League action with a 1-1 draw against Blackburn Rovers.

Gerrard’s side dominated much of the Ibrox friendly and led through a first-half Jermain Defoe header, but Lewis Travis levelled after the break.

Rangers host Progres Niederkorn in the second qualifying round on Thursday.

“We’re probably one goal away from everything looking really rosy,” the Ibrox manager told RangersTV