By Alan Hutton

8th Jan, 2020 | 1:08pm

'Reared its ugly head' - Ibrox Exclusive: Hutton frets over what he's seen from Rangers ace

Alan Hutton admits he is fearful that Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is slipping back into his old ways after seeing himself sent off against Celtic.

The former Gers defender and lifelong fan at Ibrox, speaking exclusively to Football Insider assistant editor Russell Edge, says that he thought the Colombian striker had turned a corner with his disciplinary issues this season.

The 23-year-old was given his marching orders in the Gers’ 2-1 win over the Hoops for two yellow cards, the first for a shoulder barge on Scott Brown and the second a dive in injury time.

Having seen Morelos come under fire for his discipline last season, with five red cards and 16 yellows shown his way across all competitions, Hutton fears that the red-hot hitman is back causing problems for himself.

“It’s just reared its ugly head again, the nonsense side of it,” Hutton told Football Insider.

“He’s struggled for goals against Celtic which is well documented. He looked a little frustrated, he looked like he was desperate to score, taking shots from 40 yards when he could have just slipped people in.

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“You can see the frustration building and it’s just the other stuff that really lets him down. The second yellow card he looked a little bit disgruntled because maybe he thought it was a foul before.

“At the start of the season I thought he’d turned a corner. He was getting involved in less of these incidents. Against Celtic, he just seemed a little bit back in his old ways. 

“He looked that little bit on edge. These are things as a player you need to deal with because you’re going to hurt your own team, it’s one of these where you’re affecting the team with your silliness.” 

Morelos had picked up just six yellow cards this season prior to the Old Firm clash, although two of those came in the win over Motherwell.

In other Rangers news, Hutton has suggested that one Ibrox ace will be frustrated with a recent decision of Gerrard’s.