The former Liverpool captain who was appointed Rangers last April will oversee his first game as a manager against Bury, and he should try and be mentally and tactical ready said Brendan Rodgers.

Steven Gerald will be at the dugout as manager of the Scottish club this Friday as Bury visit Ibrox, and it will showcase through his players how he has been charging them since taking over.

The Liverpool Legend was charged to prepare the Rangers players he inherited and try all he could to challenge Celtic to the trophy after he was appointed Rangers manager last April.

It is believed that the 38-year-old has been working around the clock since then to prepare his players well for next season, but his former manager who happens to be his rival as the manager of Celtic has warned the English man of what to expect when it comes to management.

This is according to the Liverpool Echo, Rodgers said: (Steven is someone that I know well, and he has decided to take his first steps into management at Rangers, and I’m sure he will enjoy the challenge and the test of it all. So, it will be fun. Wherever you go as a first-time manager, it is always a test, and of course he’s gone to a big club at Rangers, so that will be a test, but I’m sure it’s one he will enjoy. As a player you are always looking after yourself and making sure that everything was okay. But as a manager you have to look after everything).

However, after their friendly encounter with Bury on Friday, Rangers will be up against the Macedonian side FK Shkupi in their first Europa League qualifier for 2018/2019 season and the English man will try and get the ground running for his managerial portfolio.

Meanwhile, the Scottish football fans will be agitating for a September 1 clash between Rangers and Celtic as Steven Gerald will go head to head against his former manager, it’s going to be a fascinating encounter between the two rival clubs.

However, Steven Gerald will look to prove himself as he opens his first managerial match this Friday.