Kyle Lafferty, the main beneficiary of Morelos' bad temper
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Kyle Lafferty, the main beneficiary of Morelos' bad temper

In Friday afternoon’s press conference, Gary McAllister frankly admitted to the media, that Rangers have a disciplinary issue.

The Gers have had a busy schedule, but eight red cards before Christmas is bordering on the ridiculous.

On the receiving end of three of those dismissals, has been Alfredo Morelos. El Buffalo has banged them in for fun when he’s stayed on the pitch, but continues to find ways to get himself into trouble.

Morelos received his third red of the season during the week (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Already set to miss tomorrow’s trip to Dundee through an accumulation of yellow cards, the Colombian will serve an additional one-match ban for his actions against Aberdeen.

Into the Colombian’s place, will step Kyle Lafferty, who will be glad of the opportunity.

Having returned for his second Rangers spell with a bang, Lafferty’s form has disappeared of late. Reduced to cameo roles both at club and international level, he hasn’t scored in his last ten matches.

Lafferty has an opportunity to regain form

Lafferty is a cult hero among Northern Ireland fans, but hasn’t scored an international goal in over a year. (Photo by Craig Mercer/MB Media/Getty Images)

Even when he was handed a surprise start against Livingston last month, he drew a blank.

However, on that day, Morelos was breathing down his neck from the bench. Tomorrow, it’s Lafferty’s stage.

The big striker thrives on being the centre of attention, and tomorrow, he is going to be the focal point of Rangers’ attacks for 90 minutes.

Lafferty protest the referee’s decision, but will benefit from Morelos’ absence. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

While Morelos serves his suspensions, this is a great time for Lafferty to put his barren run to bed.

He will receive great individual support from the away end, and will be hoping to grab all the headlines, by breaching a leaky Dundee defence.

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