Rangers legend Derek Johnstone insists that Colombian striker Alfredo Morelos will have “a part to play” in tomorrow’s Old Firm clash – and thinks that the 29-goal striker would love to grab his 30th of the season against Celtic.
Morelos hasn’t started since being sent off against Celtic last time the two sides met with Jermain Defoe taking his place and doing a fantastic job leading the line for Steven Gerrard’s side.
Despite that, Johnstone is confident that Morelos will have a role when Celtic come to Ibrox and doesn’t think Morelos will want to potentially move on without scoring in the biggest game in Scottish football.
“Whether Alfredo starts the game or whether he comes off the bench, he will have a part to play against Celtic,” Johnstone told the Evening Times.
“He came on against Hibs last weekend and could have scored two goals. He looked sharp after his few weeks out and he will be desperate to score at Ibrox.
“People will remember the goals he has got, the fact he was an important player for Rangers, but you don’t want it on your record that you never scored against Celtic.
“It might not matter to him come the summer if he moves on, but I am sure he would love to get one this weekend.”
It seems almost certain that Morelos will start on the bench tomorrow with Defoe picked in the starting XI.
The Colombian isn’t exactly a bad option to have on the bench and he will likely be put on at some stage in the game.
Morelos will only have himself to blame though after his own mistakes led to a four-game ban – but a goal tomorrow would go a long way to winning him some redemption.