Rangers boss

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard “will not allow” Alfredo Morelos to derail the club’s season, according to Frank McAvennie.

The former Celtic and St Mirren striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed the 25-year-old “is no longer number one” at Ibrox and could struggle to get back into the team when he returns from suspension.

Morelos was handed a two-game ban for violent conduct, which the club accepted, following a clash with Dundee United defender Mark Connolly on Sunday.

He missed Wednesday night’s shock 3-2 Scottish League Cup defeat to St Mirren and has now been absent for 17 in total games for Rangers as a result of suspensions.

Cedric Itten led the line for Rangers in a three-man attack against the Paisley outfit that also included Ryan Kent and Kemar Roofe.

When asked by Football Insider for his thoughts on Morelos’ latest disciplinary problem, McAvennie said: “Stevie Gerrard will not allow Morelos to derail their season.

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“He will not let him do it because Morelos is no longer number one. They have a great squad there.

“Morelos has been the catalyst, the main guy for a lot of years now but that is not the case now.

“That petulance… He should have been sent off at the time but the SFA have punished him now. You cannot do that, not in today’s game. Steven Gerrard will have no complaints. It was wrong.

“Rangers have Roofe, Itten and Defoe who are all doing well. Morelos might not get back in and that is the way it should be.”   

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