Rangers boss Michael Beale has admitted that Alfredo Morelos is not best pleased at losing his place to Antonio Colak.

Rangers beat Kilmarnock 3-1 on Saturday and Colak really impressed Beale having been given a chance to shine.

Colak didn’t score but he did register an assist in a comfortable Ibrox win.

Beale took his side to Easter Road on Wednesday night and again went with Colak up top to battle Hibernian.

That decision paid off handsomely for Rangers.

Colak scored in the first half, putting Rangers 2-1 up with a neat close-range finish from Fashion Sakala’s cross.

The Croatian added a second and Rangers’ fourth with a deflected strike from inside the area, justifying Beale’s faith in him.

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Alfredo Morelos not happy with Rangers bench role

By going with Colak for the last two games, Beale has been leaving Alfredo Morelos on the Rangers bench.

The Colombian has been Rangers’ main striker for years now but maybe this is a sign of change.

Morelos is out of contract this summer and there has been little news of a new deal being in the works.

The 26-year-old may well end his Rangers career this summer after six years at Ibrox.

Beale has now told the Daily Record that Morelos ‘isn’t happy’ at being left out of the Rangers team.

Morelos did come against Kilmarnock and Hibernian but he wants to be starting and isn’t satisfied with his current role.

Beale isn’t fussed though, praising Colak for his ‘really good’ and ‘brilliant’ displays in recent days.

Beale thinks Colak deserved to keep the shirt and hopes to inspire competition for places at Ibrox – something Morelos will now have to buy into in the coming weeks.

“Antonio was really good as well. I’m seeing a fit Antonio Colak. He was brilliant the weekend and the competition is there,” said Beale. “Alfredo isn’t happy to be out of the team but it’s fair and right when someone plays and play well they keep the shirt so I have an issue with a few players waiting on the sidelines and good squads have that,” he added.

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