Former Rangers player Charlie Miller has been speaking to the Scottish Sun about the club’s current striking options.
The 43-year-old played for the Gers between 1993 and 1999, earning four top-flight league winners medals along the way.
However, while he enjoyed success during his time at Ibrox, his take on the Morelos-Defoe situation is misguided.
During Saturday’s mauling of Hibernian, Jermain Defoe started and got himself a hat-trick, before Alfredo Morelos came on as a substitute and grabbed a late brace.
Miller isn’t sure which player he’d rather have in the side, so he suggests that both should get the nod.
Former Rangers player Miller makes bizarre suggestion
“I’m not sure whether you’d pick Defoe or Morelos to start the big games,” he told the Scottish Sun. “They have both started the season so well — maybe you start with both of them.”
This is a ridiculous piece of punditry from the ex-Ger.
When Defoe first arrived at the club back in January, Gerrard tried to fit both strikers in by playing two up top in a big game away at Kilmarnock.
Rangers lost 2-1 on the night and the result had a hugely damaging impact on the campaign. The manager continued to toy with the idea every now and then, but it quickly became apparent that there is a much better balance to the side with one up top.
It’s a formula that has worked in the last two Old Firms at Ibrox.
Furthermore, there’s rarely been more compelling evidence for the one striker approach than Sunday afternoon. Playing with two out-and-out wingers and Defoe up top, the Gers opened up Hibs with ease.
Morelos replaced Defoe with 15 minutes to go and then put the gloss on the win. It simply couldn’t have worked out any better.
Sure, playing that way means one of the two forwards will always miss out on a start. With so many games in the season, though, rest is essential and Defoe has already admitted he needs to be managed [Glasgow Evening Times].
Rangers are as potent now as at any point since Gerrard took over. Despite what Miller says, the last thing they need to be doing is tinkering with the tactics to fit two strikers into the team.