Rangers have accepted the two-match ban for “violent conduct” regarding Alfredo Morelos instead of contesting the SFA’s decision to charge the striker.

Alfredo was charged by the SFA Compliance Officer for a forearm lunge on Dundee United defender Mark Connolly in Rangers’ 2-1 win at Tannadice over the weekend.

Morelos was originally given a yellow card for the incident but the situation was deemed worthy of retrospective action and Morelos issued with a notice of complaint.

However – despite Steven Gerrard refuting claims it was an elbow after the match – Rangers will now accept a two-match ban for Morelos which begins against St. Mirren this evening.

Morelos will miss the Betfred Cup clash with the Buddies whilst he will also be unavailable for selection in the weekend’s Scottish Premiership clash with Motherwell.

The striker has been struggling for form of late with many Rangers fans already suggesting that the Colombian has a spell on the bench to recapture his love of the game.

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Rangers fans aplenty took to Twitter to pass judgement on Rangers’ acceptance of the ban with the club’s “tactical” head praised by the support:

 

The decision hands the other strikers in the squad a huge opportunity over the next two games with one in particular chomping at the bit to be handed a chance at Rangers.

Is it time for the Gers to unleash a £2.7m summer signing from the off in the match against St. Mirren this evening?

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