Rangers manager says his side and need more help with kick-off times after an games from the Scottish Professional Football League.

The two Glasgow sides were in action on Thursday.

Rangers play at St Johnstone at 12:15 BST on Sunday, while league leaders host Kilmarnock at 13:00.

“We are not complaining. It is the way it is. But they go the other way and make them earlier,” said Gerrard.

“Certainly for us and , you would like to think that our own league would help us in terms of kick-off times.”

Rangers began their Group G campaign with a 1-0 win over Feyenoord, with Celtic drawing 1-1 at Rennes in the earlier kick-off.

Gerrard’s side trail the reigning Scottish Premiership champions by three points going into Sunday’s league games.

The two Glasgow sides kick-off before Hibernian host Hearts in the first Edinburgh derby of the season at 15:00.

Former captain Gerrard added: “I probably haven’t been up here long enough to maybe bring that up – but it is not good, is it?

“You are kicking off at eight o’clock on a Thursday night and your players, [with] the adrenaline, can’t get to sleep until three or four o’clock in the morning – and then our league, who are supposed to be our governing body who help us, go and agree a kick-off time at 12:15 on Sunday.”

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