Rangers boss Steven Gerrard cannot wait to go head-to-head with fired-up Hibernian manager Neil Lennon.

Former Liverpool skipper Gerrard faced ex-Leicester and Celtic battler Lennon numerous times during their playing days and expects another explosive clash when their teams clash at Easter Road on Wednesday night.

Gerrard, whose side moved top of the table with Sunday's win over Hamilton, said: "I think it's going to be a big challenge for us. They are a good team with good players.

"We all know this is their manager Neil Lennon's big fixture and I'm sure he will want to get one over on Rangers, so it's got all the makings of an exciting game."

Gerrard continued: "They are on the back of a big performance against Celtic so I'm sure the confidence is high and their tails are up.

"I know Neil well. I played against him, competed against him, bumped into him a few times on holiday and while out and about.

"He was a competitive player and is a competitive manager, so I'm really looking forward to going toe-to-toe with him."