Report: Rangers face anxious wait over star man as official move launched
Rangers face an anxious wait over the availability of star striker Alfredo Morelos after they launched an official appeal over the yellow card he received in the 4-0 win over Dundee, according to a report.
The Daily Record claim on their website that the Gers have made a move to have the 21-year-old’s booking rescinded after an incident with opposition goalkeeper Elliot Parish, the Colombian punished for an alleged dive and the Dee shot stopper substituted with an injured face.
The yellow card for the Rangers star, who has scored 18 goals this season, was his sixth of the season, handing him a one-match suspension which would keep him out of the Light Blues’ first game of the Premiership split.
It is stated that the appeal will be heard, and therefore the decision will be made, on Thursday.
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Graeme Murty was quick to voice his frustrations at what he deemed an “injustice” over the yellow card handed to Morelos and it should come as no surprise that the booking has been appealed. It seemed a bizarre decision to book the 21-year-old considering the state that Parish was left in following the collision, and Rangers will probably argue that the bloodied face of the goalkeeper is enough evidence of the contact which made Morelos hit the deck, and that it was not a dive. While some opposition might state it is just one match he will miss, the Colombian is a key part of the Gers squad and his absence could make the difference between a second and third placed finish.
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