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Ally McCoist comments on Alfredo Morelos after Rangers star hits headlines again

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Ally McCoist comments on Alfredo Morelos after Rangers star hits headlines again

Ally McCoist has told TalkSPORT (Thursday, 7.35am) that he is growing “frustrated” by Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos after the Colombian was guilty of stamping on Hibernian defender Ryan Porteous during Wednesday night’s 1-0 win.

Morelos, 24, has returned to form of late – scoring four goals in his last six Scottish Premiership outings having previously failed to score in the nine league games before his recent run of form. Again, he found the back of the net on Wednesday.

After a neat passage of one-touch passing involving James Tavernier, Ryan Kent and Joe Aribo – Morelos was sent through on goal and neatly finished with his left foot. But should he have been on the pitch?

Replays showed beforehand that following an incident with Porteous, Morelos stamps on the Hibs defender’s thigh. It is believe the compliance officer may take a second look at the stamp – and McCoist has hammered the South American powerhouse.

 
“I can’t give you an answer, I have no idea. It is so frustrating, he just doesn’t learn. He took his goal well enough but he just can’t help himself,” McCoist told TalkSPORT, when asked why Morelos had stamped on the Hibs centre-back.

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TBR’s view – Morelos needs to play on the edge

Unfortunately for Rangers, Morelos is best when he is at his aggressive best. He winds up defenders, he is nasty and he gets goals. When you take that sting out of his performances, then he becomes a bit calmer and loses his competitive edge.

Similarly to Wayne Rooney, Morelos needs to be excused for the odd red card or the odd late tackle. However, the stamp on Porteous is inexcusable and the former HJK Helsinki man deserves a retrospective ban for his actions.

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