Date: 4th April 2019 at 9:12pm
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Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has fired a warning at striker Alfredo Morelos after his first-team replacement last night, Jermain Defoe, found himself on the scoresheet against Hearts.

Morelos received a four-match ban for elbowing Celtic captain Scott Brown in Sunday’s derby defeat.

Defoe now has the opportunity to cement his place in the starting eleven and the manager has admitted that if the veteran forward keeps his form at a consistently high level he has every chance of keeping the Colombian out of the team.

As quoted by The Scottish Sun, the Ibrox boss said of his former England teammate:

I’m happy with him because he’s been a top professional. He’s been immaculate around the place. But, he won’t be too happy with me as I know Jermain better than most. He will want more minutes and I get that. I respect it.

But, he will get a run in the team now. I told him if he plays well and scores goals he will get a run.

And if he continues to play well and score goals it will be interesting in three games time.

Clearly Morelos needs to buck his ideas up if he’s to stay in the good books of the manager and heading into the summer transfer window, there’s certainly a chance that the 22-year-old is considered a liability not worth keeping.

Defoe has scored just six goals this season but if given a run you’d expect him to find his scoring touch and the confidence to bang them in consistently.

This is a critical time for the Colombian and for Rangers and the relationship between manager and player is well worth keeping an eye on.

Should Rangers sell Alfredo Morelos this summer? Share your thoughts in the comments below…

 

14 Replies to “Gerrard sends massive warning to under pressure Rangers star, hints at first-team exclusion”

  • Morelos has had too many chances to grow up and act like a pro instead of a schoolboy. Terrific player who commits petulant acts that have cost Rangers dearly this season. I would get rid if a good price is offered. Sad but has been sent off or been suspended for the big games where we needed him.

  • Get rid of him, he’s not worth the aggro, he’s had plenty chances to change but has chose to ignore it.
    Get what ever someone offers, and buy a decent reliable striker.

  • Morelos must go! I personally will not be attending Ibrox in future if I know he will be in the team. He is just a mercenary, who openly admits that he is just using Rangers as a stepping stone to the bigger wages in the English Premier league. He does not care if Rangers lose or draw a game because he has been sent off. He is NOT A RANGERS MAN AND MUST BE SOLD ASAP.

    • This guy must go he has no respect for the jersey no more chances rangers
      We’re good for Morales but he was not good for rangers. Get rid now.

  • Yes i would get rid of him,he clearly wants to be elsewhere,and hes no good to us sitting in the stand,if we get a few quid into the bargain,then all well and good,im sure there are other strikers out there just as good or better,who will not cost us losing games !!!

  • nothing wrong with Alferdo ,he is only human ,as a targeted man in a dirty league I am surprised he is still walking.will be sad to see him go .

  • Talented young players, any other league outwith Scotland he would get more protection from referee’s Gerrard should keep faith with him.

  • Yes a think he should go in summer as he’s more Hassell than he’s worth is a good player to but we need a win next term with better striker tho

  • He a rotten man. Constantly looking to hurt anybody he loves a scrap. He should be banned for life acting like a stupid child. A petulant fool he should be in a boxing ring not a football pitch. I’d sell him and take whatever idiot is foolish enough to buy him. Let’s be honest he has scored against rank rotten opposition not a single goal against their greatest rivals against the big team Celtic nah just get rid he is useless.

  • Sell him he doesn’t seem to want to be here hasn’t learnt English _in defoe we’ve got a class act who was playing for England not so long ago _another striker to partner him or rotate with him we can get with the Alfredo money

  • I luv Alfredo but we need a striker who won’t be sitting in the stand for half a season. due to disiplinery problems on the pitch so I reluctantly say sell him for as much as they can get that is if any teams come in for him because of his on field antics

  • Alfredo has done what he came for to score goals we need to remember Colombian football is more physical than ours ok he has let us down in big games but take that away he would not be same player in time he will learn but it’s his reputation for retaliating that follows him we bought Lafferty who is not even on subs bench why buy him he like Davis left us before they are the mercinarys

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