STEVEN GERRARD insists Rangers won’t have revenge in mind against Aberdeen as they attempt to make it third time lucky at Ibrox tonight.

The Gers were denied victory on the opening day of the Premiership campaign as the Dons snatched an injury time point at Pittodrie.

And Derek McInnes’ side left it late at Hampden to overcome Rangers and book their place in the Betfred Cup final in October.

Aberdeen head to Ibrox on the back of their defeat to Celtic on Sunday and Gerrard is confident his top of the table side can emerge victorious on home soil.

He said: "I think there is always a point to prove regardless if it's Aberdeen or whoever. But we feel that in our two performances against Aberdeen we probably haven't got the results we deserved.

“In the circumstances the result was good in the first day of the season getting a point with ten men after 12 minutes because we played extremely well on the day and conceded very late on which was a blow and felt like a defeat. And in the semi-final we played well up to a certain point of the pitch but never had the quality to hurt Aberdeen.

“We played them twice without two recognised centre forwards so this is an opportunity to show how good and how strong we are against a good Aberdeen team.

“But we won't be using the words 'point to prove' or 'revenge' or anything like that but we understand it's a big game and a game we need to try and win."