Steven Gerrard has called on his Rangers troops to give him one last push as they look to end 2018 on a high against Celtic.

Gers welcome Brendan Rodgers' champions to Ibrox for their final clash before the winter break and the Light Blues boss said:

"We have to bring our A game. We're playing against a good team with good players. They will be well-drilled, I know that for sure.

"We know that we have to bring our best to get the result we want.

"I'm confident the players can do that. It's the last fixture, there's 90 minutes to go empty it for and give everything you've got.

"Let's see where it takes us. We've certainly got respect for the opposition but what a fantastic opportunity for the players to go try to get the result we need." 

Saturday's showdown will be Gers' 38th game of a gruelling season already and the effects of that heavy workload have started to show in recent weeks.

Gerrard's men have won just two of their last six league games but the manager believes a victory that would see Rangers join their arch rivals on 42 points would put his team back on track.

"We always said, certainly at the start of the season looking ahead to the first six months, that we wanted to be in this position," he said.

"I feel we're a couple of results away from having the perfect six months, if you like.

"But this is an opportunity that if we can get the result that we want it puts us where we need to be."