Rangers star is walking a suspension tightrope ahead of crucial Hibs tie
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Rangers star is walking a suspension tightrope ahead of crucial Hibs tie

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is walking a suspension tightrope as the side is set to play Hibs on Wednesday evening, with the player currently sitting on five league cautions [SFA], his next booking will result in a one-match suspension.

If he was booked against Hibs, then the player would miss the tie against Motherwell at Ibrox.

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The Ibrox side has shown recently just how much we depend on the Colombian, as he was missing for the matches against Livingston, Ross County, and Celtic, in which we only gathered four points out of the nine available.

The Gers simply can’t afford to lose him for any more matches as the next 13 games in the league are vital if we harbour ambitions to retain the title.

Alfredo Morelos walking a suspension tightrope for Rangers against Hibs

The Hibs players are more than likely going to target Morelos in the match and the onus is on him to keep his cool and not get involved in anything that could result in a caution.

After the woeful performance against Celtic, Rangers looked an entirely different team against Hearts, and this was mostly down to Morelos and Ryan Jack.

The 25-year-old is absolutely vital for the Ibrox side as the title race heats up and even a one-match suspension could prove costly.

With Cedric Itten failing to impress since his return, Kemar Roofe struggling to get up to match fitness, and Fashion Sakala doing his best work out wide or from the bench, Morelos remains our biggest threat in front of goal.

Under Giovanni van Bronckhorst his form has improved massively, scoring eight goals since the Dutchman’s arrival in November and he appears to be getting the best out of the Colombian international.

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Another couple of goals will do nicely on Wednesday evening to keep the pressure up on Celtic.

Speaking of Morelos, the striker has streaked clear of Monaco and Olympiacos stars in a UEFA poll.

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