By Richard Parks
Kris Commons has slammed the finishing ability and conversion rate of Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos.
The Celtic legend and Sky Sports pundit used his Scottish Daily Mail column to highlight how the Light Blues are far less of a force at Ibrox than they are on the road.
Rangers followed up their derby defeat to Celtic with an insipid 1-0 defeat to Kilmarnock as they once again came unstuck at their home ground.
Commons pointed the finger at the team’s attacking players for failing to deliver the goods, including their Colombian leading scorer.
“Morelos is missing sitters on almost a weekly basis,” Commons told the Mail. “To be champions or contend at the top of the league, win cups, you need a striker who will score eight out of ten chances.
“It seems to me that Morelos is missing six or seven out of every ten he’s getting.”
Football Insider verdict:
For someone who seemingly can’t hit a cow’s arse with a banjo, Morelos has a pretty decent scoring record. His 36 Rangers appearances have yielded 17 goals and he was the subject of a string of bids from Chinese outfit Beijing Renhe before penning a new contract with the Gers a fortnight ago. Indeed, as revealed by Football Insider last month, Morelos was offered a jawdropping contract worth in the region of £38,000-a-week after tax by Beijing. The Colombian has indeed missed some shockers, including late on against Celtic, but he is more effective than Commons makes out. Sure, he does not have the ice-cool finishing of peak Michael Owen, but he is a decent front man and Rangers’ home struggles cannot be squared just at his door.
In other Rangers news, the club have been given a huge quadruple boost ahead of their SPL showdown against Celtic.