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Rangers: Jonny McFarlane blasts ‘awful’ Alfredo Morelos for midweek showing

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Rangers Review writer Jonny McFarlane has claimed that Alfredo Morelos looked ‘miles off it’ as the club returned to winning ways in midweek.

The Colombian striker came off the bench to replace Antonio Colak on Wednesday night as Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s side recorded a 1-0 victory over Hearts.

All 12 of the 26-year-old’s appearances in the Scottish Premiership this season have been from the bench as he finds himself second-choice to his Croatian teammate, and according to McFarlane, it’s plain to see why.

Speaking on the Rangers Review YouTube channel, McFarlane was discussing the precarious situation surrounding Ryan Kent and Morelos’ contracts, which expire this summer.

He said: “It’s just not good squad management to allow players of their age and importance to the team to go down to six months, but the one thing I would say is, if you compare Ryan Kent to Alfredo Morelos, I think it’s night and day. I think Morelos is miles off it.

“Alfredo Morelos, I think, has got three goals this season, which for a player of his quality, is just barking, really.

“Last night, he came on; I saw a number of people say that they thought he was excellent when he came on.

“I thought he was awful, so I need to watch the game again because there’s people I respect were saying that they thought he had a good game.”

TIF Thoughts on McFarlane’s comments…

Should Rangers sell Morelos in January?

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GlasgowLive deemed the striker’s showing worthy of a 4/10 rating, which would be in line with McFarlane’s opinion.

According to SofaScore, the £33k-per-week ace missed one big chance and lost possession five times in 23 minutes on the field.

As pointed out, the £11.3m-rated centre-forward has only netted three times this season in 567 minutes of action, and with only a handful of teammates performing at a lower level in the SPFL, it seems like his days at Ibrox are numbered, and he could very well be let go before his contract even winds down.

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  • William Gordon Blackwell says:

    What a lot of tosh. Made a difference when he came on. Should be playing every game. Manager moans about his fitness but how are you meant to get fit, sitting on the bench. Much better than the headless chicken that is Colak, who only scores against poor opposition.

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