STEVEN GERRARD will demand a reaction from his Rangers players as they bid to bounce back from their shock defeat to Aberdeen and get back on track with victory over Dundee.

The Light Blues saw their unbeaten Ibrox run this term come to an end on Wednesday night as Derek McInnes’ side clinched all three points in a dramatic Premiership encounter.

Scott McKenna scored the only goal of the game after seven minutes and Rangers couldn’t take advantage of Sam Cosgrove’s red card as Alfredo Morelos was dismissed after the break.

Defeat to the Dons saw Gerrard’s side lose top spot in the standings just three days after they moved into pole position in the title race with a battling win against Hearts at Tynecastle.

The Gers produced one of their worst performances of the campaign at Ibrox and Gerrard expects his players to right their midweek wrongs when they make the trip to Dens Park on Sunday.

“Listen, big picture, I am very pleased with the team,” Gerrard told RangersTV. “We, before this game, were in a fantastic place.

“[On Wednesday night] we have missed an opportunity. It was a good test for us and we failed it.

“We have had setbacks and bumps before and we have recovered really well and I expect a reaction at the weekend.

“But, of course, it is frustrating for me, it is frustrating for the players, because they want to win football matches and our unbeaten record at home is gone.

“Of course it is natural that everyone is down at the moment and it is my job to pick everyone up and go again at the weekend.”