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Gerrard turns to Smith to stop Celtic

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Steven Gerrard will follow follow Graeme Murty and play the Walter card to stop 8-in-a-row.

The rookie Ibrox boss is planning talks with the EBT ring-master who took Rangers to the brink of liquidation alongside Dave Murray.

Last season Murts spoke in hushed tones about the priceless meetings he held with Smith on the back of emphatic victories over Ayr United and Falkirk.

When it came to the aftermath of heavy defeats from Celtic Smith was out of contact.

After appointing Ally McCoist as his successor Smith walked away with liquidation just 13 months later.

Charles Green talked him into taking up a role as non-executive director ahead of the 2012 share issue, six months later Smith replaced the businessman from Yorkshire as chairman before walking away from Ibrox once again.

Gerrard has chimed out all the right messages about history and Sevco being one of the biggest clubs in the world, a week after popping onto an Easyjet flight to Marbella it’s time for Sir Walter to be eulogised over.

I have met Walter quite a few times,” Gerrard told The Sun. “He is a top fella and I am really looking forward to sitting down with him. We will invite him in.

To be fair he doesn’t need an invite to come in. None of the ex-managers and players do.

We want to use them. This club needs to become one and ex-players and ex-managers are all part of that.”

Gerrard is hoping to take his number of signings to nine this week with deals for Umar Sadiq and Brandon Barker in the pipeline.

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