STEVEN GERRARD has urged Rangers to put aside their Hampden disappointment and clinch top spot in the Premiership when they face Hearts.

The Light Blues make the trip to Tynecastle on Sunday before Celtic face Aberdeen in the Betfred Cup final later in the afternoon.

Rangers were beaten 1-0 by the Dons in October as they turned in a poor performance and Gerrard missed out on his first final appearance as a manager.

Now the 38-year-old will take his side to Edinburgh aiming to move into pole position in the title race and a point clear of their Old Firm rivals.

Gerrard said: “We just have to focus on the opposition individually and collectively.

“We are going there to win the game and get three points. It would be fantastic if we sit top after the weekend.

“But we are well aware you don’t get anything for sitting top at this stage of the season. We need to keep pushing every single game.

“Hearts are starting to recover bodies back. They have had a fantastic season, but they have suffered with injuries and it is has affected their form.

“I think they are starting to get stronger again. It will be a tough game on Sunday, but it is a game we are going to go into full of confidence.

“We’d love to be in the final. We’re not going to lie.

“It hurt going out in the semi and it always does. I won’t sit and kid anyone that it doesn’t.

“We’d much rather be playing in the Cup final of course but that’s gone and we’ve moved on.

“The reaction since then has been positive and I expect the players to put in a performance against Hearts and it would be nice to sit top.

“Every league game is the same. You get three points out of it and hearts is the same.

“It’ll be tough because they’ve been flying in the league and of course it’s a test and a challenge but this month was always going to be a tough test and especially this one on the back of a European game. We go in with confidence and look forward to the game.”