Ibrox Exclusive: Darren Bent destroys senior Rangers player costing his team games
Darren Bent ripped into Rangers attacker Alfredo Morelos over his attitude as it can end up costing the Gers games.
Speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Laura O’Leary, the former England international revealed he rated Morelos but shared he believes the forward still needs to sort out his attitude.
Morelos missed a penalty-kick in the 1-0 loss to Celtic on Sunday in order to make it 10 Old Firm games without a goal for him.
Bent pointed out that Morelos seems to lose his head when playing Celtic or Aberdeen and stated that while his disciplinary record had improved this season, it could still get a lot better.
When asked if it was a worry for Steven Gerrard that Morelos reverted to bad habits and lashed out during the loss to Celtic, Bent told Football Insider: “Yeah, but listen he is one of those players you always need on the pitch.
“He is a very good player whose been linked to the Premier League, which is not surprising, but Rangers somehow need to find a way to curve his attitude as it can cost them games.
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“Celtic and Aberdeen, they’re usually the two where he seems to lose his head when he plays against them, so if they can curve that then…he’s a very good player.
“He has been better this season than he has been previously, but he can still get a lot better.”
Morelos has been in red-hot form this season as the 23-year-old has scored 25 goals in the 31 appearances he has made in all competitions for the Gers.
The Colombian has been at Ibrox since joining from Finnish side HJK Helsinki in 2017 and is contracted to stay with the club until 2023.
In other Rangers news, Jackie McNamara blasted a senior Gers player who cracked under the pressure against Celtic.