St. Johnstone match proves one player needs to seriously rethink his approach
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Is Alfredo Morelos letting the side down with his poor discipline?

Alfredo Morelos is Ibrox’s favourite son at the moment. But with poor discipline, he’s letting the side and the fans down.
Don’t get me wrong. I love Alfredo. And if we’d won today, the chances are I wouldn’t even humour the idea of writing this. We’re lucky to have him and it’s been a long time since we’ve had a player of such quality at Ibrox.
But that’s exactly it. We didn’t have him for this one. And the fact I am writing this proves my point. Yes, he is harshly treated by the rest of the game here and as a result the officials, but he simply must stop biting. Why? Because we need him. He’s that important.

Alfredo Morelos had to watch on from the sidelines as Rangers faced St. Johnstone. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Whilst I absolutely agree that Alfredo’s combative and physical approach is deliberately skewed by some as dirty and unduly abrasive, he needs to mature. And fast.
He gave the referee a choice to make after he made a boy out of McKenna. And not because he ragdolled him, but because he left a sneaky boot in. It was poor discipline.

Morelos is vital to the success of this Rangers side

It’s incredibly frustrating because this St. Johnstone match, at a packed Ibrox, is the kind of game he relishes.
Physical, combative, with a “come-and-score” attitude. Would you have bet against the Colombian stealing the show?
After watching on from the sidelines he surely sees how important he is to Rangers. Morelos must put the team before himself. This isn’t the case of “that’s just the way he is”. It’s a case of, if you can control this, you can go on and achieve anything in the game. And we’ll help you do it.

Morelos has been on immense form this season and leads the Scottish Premiership scoring charts with 15 (with 23 in all competitons). (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We were far too lightweight today. Our forward line couldn’t match the solid, physical wall of St. Johnstone’s.

But Alfredo Morelos would’ve.
If we play Alfredo Morelos today, we win. And we need him to realise he’s often the difference between three points and one and help him take control of his discipline. It could make or break our season.
The Daily Record reported Nice were planning a bid for him in January (our story on that
HERE) and reports from Football Scotland have suggested Real Betis have one eye on the striker.

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