Frank McAvennie claims Steven Gerrard and Gary McAllister will hold talks with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos with Kemar Roofe set for a spell on the sidelines.

The former Celtic and St Mirren forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, said that the Gerrard and his assistant will ‘drill into’ the 24-year-old that hard work is the key to greatness.

Morelos has scored three goals in his last two outings for the Gers and started the weekend’s game against Hibernian following an injury to Roofe in last week’s Europa League thrashing of Lincoln Red Imps.

 

Earlier in the season Gerrard said that the striker “had his head turned” by transfer speculation with a host of clubs from England and Europe reported to be interested in signing the Colombian.

McAvennie applauded Morelos for buckling down and finding his form of late.

“I have never had a go at him about his ability,” he told Football Insider. “He is a wonderful player who scores goals.

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“You cannot beat hard work. People become great players because of hard work. Steven Gerrard was one of the greatest midfield players because of the graft that he put in and Gary McAllister was the exact same.

“They will be drilling that into Morelos. They will sit down with him and tell him, ‘This is what you have got to do.’

“To be fair to the boy he has buckled down and got on with it and scored goals.”

Speaking on Morelos’ future last week, Gerrard said: “Of course there is still a possibility because no one knows what’s going to happen in the coming days and weeks.

“I said a few weeks back that in my situation you just take each day as it comes. The good thing is Alfredo is playing well, he’s in much better shape, he’s looking sharper, he’s scoring goals.

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