Rangers manager Steven Gerrard confirmed earlier today that the club are still awaiting the return of Alfredo Morelos from international duty with Colombia – and it must make the Gers’ talisman a massive doubt for Sunday’s clash with Hamilton.

The Gers boss spoke to the media today ahead of the Scottish Premiership meeting with Accies and gave his side a clean bill of health but also admitting they were still waiting on Morelos to get back to Scotland.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - NOVEMBER 07: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the UEFA Europa League group G match between Rangers FC and FC Porto at Ibrox Stadium on November 07, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.
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The Colombian played twice over the break, one in Miami and once in Harrison, New Jersey as he netted his first goal for his country against Peru.

Gerrard’s press conference took place around lunchtime so Morelos may now be back in the country by the time you’re reading this but with less than 48 hours until the trip to Hamilton, it’s far from ideal.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 11: Jermain Defoe of Rangers celebrates scoring his second goal of the game during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox Stadium on August 11, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.
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Morelos returning back so late would almost certainly see Jermain Defoe take his place, and having the Scottish Premiership’s top goalscorer in reserve is a good choice to have available.

Defoe’s last start in the league came against Motherwell last month but he is more than capable of sinking Hamilton if Morelos doesn’t make it.

If he doesn’t then Rangers will have a refreshed and hungry Morelos waiting to face Feyenoord on Thursday night.

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