Graeme Murty has confirmed an injury update ahead of Rangers’ clash with Aberdeen at Ibrox on Wednesday and revealed that Ibrox mainstay Alfredo Morelos faces a race against time to prove his fitness.
The Colombian striker was forced off during Friday night’s 2-1 defeat at the hands of Dundee after colliding with the post late in the first-half.
Murty confirmed the 21-year-old was receiving treatment from the club’s medical staff but revealed it was too early to make a decision on if he would be available to face Derek McInnes’ side.
Murty also revealed that senior player Bruno Alves was available for selection after missing the Gers’ last two games through injury, which is no doubt a boost to his side.
“Bruno is fit and available for selection,” Murty said, as quoted by the club’s official Twitter account.
“Alfredo is in the care of our physios and it’s too soon to make a call on him.”
GM: Bruno is fit and available for selection. Alfredo is in the care of our physios and it’s too soon to make a call on him.
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) November 28, 2017
Morelos is the club’s top goalscorer so far this season with eight goals in 19 appearances across all competitions.
However the former HJK Helsinki striker is now struggling in front of goal – not scoring in ten games.
Eduardo Herrera took Morelos’ place against Neil McCann’s side and would be the most-likely candidate to start if the Colombian fails to overcome his injury in time to face the Dons.
Morelos has wowed fans since making the £1million move from Finland over the summer and, despite not scoring in his last ten appearances, fans are impressed with how hard the striker works against opposition defences.
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