Scott Arfield Gutted admits it’s a blow to be without coach Steven Gerrard Notice “The Europa League playoff is decisive.
Gerard He did not travel to Armenia for their agonizing showdown against Alashkert with Gary McAllister now leading the team.
master James TavernierCalvin Basie, Scott Wright and Ryan Kent were absent, along with first and second guards Alan McGregor and John McLaughlin, after the club confirmed the outbreak of Covid.
Jon Lundstram and Kemar Rove are suspended, while Fashion Scala is not in the European squad.
With the team out in the open and derby day against Celtic on the horizon, Warfield He was confident the players could handle the crisis.
He stated that without Gerrard the pressure was on him and his teammates to secure a place in the group stage.
“It’s not the ideal situation, of course, but every team has been affected by that,” the midfielder said in the pre-match press conference.
“We have a strong team here and some young guys are having a great experience.
“Young players are fortunate to gain this experience from seeing the big players play and progress for this game.
“It wouldn’t be much different, of course, we miss our captain on the side of the field, but in the end it’s the players who have to cross the line and put in a performance.
“We are always confident we have our dressing room, times like this show why we have a great talented team.
“We have a huge game tomorrow night, you can look at any negatives you want but if you look at the mentality and the players we have here, we are able to put in a strong performance and get a result.”