Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos can count his lucky stars as he has evaded a suspension which may have had serious implications in the Ibrox sides hunt for the title.
If a player picks up six bookings in the Scottish Premiership, they face a 1 match suspension, 14 days from the date of the sixth caution as per the SFA regulations.
With Morelos picking up a booking against Dundee Utd two weeks ago, he would have been banned for the Dundee league tie in a couple of weeks’ time.
This has been avoided though, as after 19 games, the suspension threshold doubles, meaning it is now 12 cautions needed for a ban.
Alfredo Morelos evades ban as Rangers enter a crucial stage in title race
This SFA rule could be crucial as having Morelos miss one league match through suspension might have seriously derailed our title challenge, especially considering just how well he is playing at the moment.
The Colombian has looked like a man reborn under Giovanni van Bronckhorst and has arguably been the team’s best player since the winter break ended.
His goals have been crucial in the previous few weeks, allowing the Ibrox side to keep pace with Celtic in the title hunt as well as knock Borussia Dortmund out of the Europa League.
It’s fair to say that in his first few seasons, Morelos was a bit of a hothead, and numerous sending-offs, and suspensions didn’t help the side at all.
Despite seven yellow cards in the league this term, his on-field behaviour has been excellent and there is a growing maturity about the player now, one that only benefits the team.
With his contract expiring in the summer of 2023, then Gio will need to work his magic and convince him of the project he is building at Rangers.