He hit out at his players for being "soft and weak" following the 1-0 defeat by against Micky Mellon's side on Saturday.
And Gerrard said he was "embarrassed" by the defending which allowed Kieron Morris to score the first-half winner at Prenton Park on Saturday.
"I'm not happy with the result. There were large pockets of control and you could clearly see our style but over the 90 minutes, it was nowhere near Rangers standard in the final third," Gerrard told Rangers TV.
"You have to take into consideration it's our second game and we're coming in fatigued but the level of players we've got here today I expect us to create more and get a couple of goals each half.
"Disappointed in the result, frustrated with our final third play but really happy with pockets and how certain individuals have gone about their business."
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