Scotland coach James McFadden thinks Alfredo Morelos can be a “huge asset” to Rangers – if the Gers can keep the striker on the pitch.
Morelos has garnered a reputation as a hot-head after a handful of incidents over the last 18 months.
McFadden admits the striker still needs to learn – but can make the difference for Rangers when he plays.
“The conundrum with Morelos is that when he’s on the pitch, he’s a huge asset,”
“He occupies defences, he works hard, he holds play up, he brings his teammates into play and he scores goals.
“He gets chances and for Rangers to have a chance of winning the game he needs to stay on the pitch. A lot has been said about discipline. He’s a young player and he does need to learn. I know what it’s like when it’s hard to keep discipline.
“If they can keep him on the pitch, then he’s a huge asset.”
Much has been made of Morelos’ disciplinary issues” but they’ve been totally blown out of proportion.
The Colombian is clearly a feisty character but is rarely involved in anything serious.
Most of the rows centring around him are petty issues which are quickly dealt with.
The perceived nastiness is a big part of Morelos’ game and gets opposition players riled up.
There are definitely some areas he needs to learn in but he’s already a huge asset to the Gers.
With Celtic six points ahead of the Gers in the league, anything less than a win at Pittodrie would be catastrophic for their title hopes.
Morelos will almost certainly start against the Dons and hopefully show how important he is to the Light Blues.