Date: 8th August 2018 at 4:16pm
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Manager Steven Gerrard was holding his pre Maribor press conference earlier today and he had good news when it came to Rangers’ appeal over the red card shown to striker Alfredo Morelos in the clash against Aberdeen.

The 22-year-old was sent from the pitch in the 12th minute of the game for kicking out at Scott McKenna despite being barged twice which conveniently went unnoticed. Plenty of fans accept he had a bite but given the barge, he was off balance anyway and that should’ve come into play as it was never a straight-laced swing.

Certainly not to the degree of some commentators protestations.

In any event, Gerrard had confirmed we would make a decision on an appeal and we subsequently lodged one, and it has been successful with the appeals panel rescinding the red. Morelos will come back into contention for this weekend’s clash against St Mirren at Ibrox and we can no doubt look forward to some fans claiming it’s a conspiracy to help us!

Obviously, as Gerrard also stated post-game, conversations have been had with Morelos about his future conduct and not seeing the red mist but instead channelling that into his performance.