Former Rangers captain, Lee McCulloch, has had his say on Alfredo Morelos, via the Glasgow Evening Times.

It’s almost a week since the Gers headed to Pittodrie for a chaotic fixture.

They emerged with a deserved three points, but not without some damage.

Allan McGregor has since been cited for a challenge on Lewis Ferguson, while Alfredo Morelos was sent off and has subsequently lost an appeal against his dismissal. 

Morelos has now been sent off three times against Aberdeen this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

McCulloch believes the Colombian was unfortunate to be sent off.

‘Alfredo Morelos’ reputation went before him and counted against him last week at Pittodrie. I don’t think there’s any doubt about that’, McCulloch said through his column with the Glasgow Evening Times.

 

‘…he now has this reputation. That’s a problem for Steven Gerrard.’

McCulloch played for Rangers for eight years, between 2008 and 2015. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

However, he doesn’t believe the Colombian’s situation is irretrievable – far from it.

‘I don’t think he will be like this for the rest of his career. He is still relatively young as a player and he has time to grow as a person and a professional’, McCulloch continued.

‘Steven has got to manage that side to him without taking the edge off his game. That could be a slow process.’

Despite disciplinary problems, Morelos has been incredibly influential this season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

As McCulloch says, it’s tough to see Morelos’ antics changing overnight.

It will take time, but if Gerrard can eventually do it, it would prove he has excellent man management skills.

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