By Frank McAvennie

15th Oct, 2020 | 4:00pm

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Frank McAvennie claims that Alfredo Morelos will be thinking about his goal record against Celtic this weekend and suggested that it is weighing on the Rangers striker’s mind.

The former Scotland international, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, compared the 24-year-old to Gers legend Kris Boyd who suffered similar struggles in the Old Firm fixture.

Boyd scored just once against the Hoops despite scoring 115 goals in 212 career appearances for the Teddy Bears.

Morelos has made 12 Old Firm appearances for the Gers since arriving from HJK Helsinki in July 2017, but he is yet to score against Neil Lennon’s side.

This is despite the Colombia international having scored a 82 goals in 149 appearances for the Glasgow giants.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Morelos’ goalscoring troubles against Celtic, McAvennie said: “Long may it continue!

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“That sort of thing weighs on a striker’s mind, of course it does.

“Listen, there no doubting the boy’s talent. He is a fantastic player. He has this thing in his head regarding Celtic and he can’t score! Once he scores one though you will probably see him score many.

“Kris Boyd was a prolific goalscorer but he scored just one against Celtic. He was another one that could not do it in the big one. Kris was a wonderful player who scored against just about everyone so Morelos is in good company.

“Morelos will score eventually, hopefully not very soon though. In previous Old Firm games you saw him shooting when he should’ve passed and that is because he has not scored against Celtic yet.” 

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