Prominent Scottish football pundit and commentator, Andy Walker, has told The Scottish Sun, he believes Alfredo Morelos’ disciplinary bans could cost Rangers the title.
The 22-year-old Colombian has been in outstanding form in front of goal this season.
After a brace at Pittodrie last week, he now has 23 in all competitions. That more than some of Europe’s most coveted stars.
Yet, another side to his game is undoubtedly holding him back. His discipline, or lack thereof.
Last week’s red card was his fourth of the season, and remarkably, his third against Aberdeen.
He was also very fortunate to escape retrospective punishment after a series of incidents during the Old Firm.
“They (Rangers) got a wonderful three points at Pittodrie, but they have to go on the type of run Celtic have been on since they lost to Rangers at Ibrox”, Walker told The Scottish Sun.
“But, they are missing Morelos again, which is a problem. He is the top scorer in Scotland – but he continually misses games because of his poor temperament, judgement and decision-making.”
“If Rangers are to have any chance of catching Celtic and challenging for the title, they have to find a way to keep him on the pitch.”
It’s hard to argue with Walker’s comments here.
Morelos’s influence on this Rangers team is plain to see and without him, they aren’t the same force.
The squad still have the ability to take maximum points from the next two league matches, but Steven Gerrard can’t afford anymore brain fades from his talisman.