Steven Gerrard believes there has been an 'almighty rush' from the SPFL to conclude the current Premiership season.

Scottish football's governing body have already declared the Championship, League One and League Two finished and they also have the power to do so regarding the top tier following the club vote.

The decision would see Celtic crowned champions but Rangers manager Gerrard insists more time should be taken to exhaust all options to try and get the season played out properly and give his side the opportunity to catch their rivals who have opened up a 13 point lead at the top of the table.

The former Liverpool captain even nodded to the English Premier League and their recent declaration that they would do all they could to get back playing again as soon as possible.

"For myself and everyone at Rangers, what we wanted was to give it the best chance we can," Gerrard said. "There is a difference of views from the SPFL and the Premier League, that they wanted to wait and give this season every single chance to be played out.

"We all know and respect that there might become a stage where that becomes impossible to happen, we get that. But there seems to be an almighty rush to finish it, get it done and get the votes in as soon as possible. That didn't sit right at all. For me, we want to get back playing and finish the season off when it's safe to do that.

"There seems to be a huge difference in attitude towards the current season. Down in the Premier League they are coming out and saying they'll do everything they can to finish it off. All the clubs and managers initially were on the same page, it's very important to finish competitions off. And across Scotland from top to bottom, there was so much football to be played.

"There's a 13 point gap that I respect but I want to continue to put as much pressure on until the end. In every league, so many other clubs had so much to play for and we felt there was an almighty rush to just finish it straight away, rather than giving it the best chance to be finished."

It comes as Rangers delayed producing their dossier of evidence against the SPFL they claim proves wrongdoing during the recent resolution vote.

Gers claimed they had proof from a whisteblower of 'bullying tactics' during the vote. They also called for the suspension of chief Neil Doncaster in an explosive statement.