Rangers assistant Gary McAllister says switch needs to click in Alfredo Morelos's head

Gary McAllister, Assistant Manager of Rangers takes a look around the pitch prior to the Betfred Scottish League Cup Semi Final between Aberdeen and Rangers at Hampden Park on October 28,...

The Rangers striker has had trouble with his discipline this season.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard and assistant Gary McAllister are seen during a training session ahead of the UEFA Europa League Group G match between Rangers and SK Rapid Wien at Rangers...

Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister spoke to reporters yesterday, and offered support for Alfredo Morelos, after the Colombian received another red card at the weekend, as quoted by the Scotsman.

The 22-year-old joined the Gers from HJK Helsinki in the summer of 2017, and he has gone on to be a real hit at Ibrox, scoring 35 goals in 72 appearances in all competitions.

 

Morelos has played a key role for Rangers this season, although he has received criticism for certain parts of his game - most notably the three red cards that he has received.

McAllister, though, insisted that everyone at the club is still behind the Colombian.

The Rangers assistant told reporters how Morelos must be more careful when he receives a yellow card, but insisted that he is a massive talent who needs to be nurtured, as quoted by the Scotsman:

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers leaves the field after a second yellow card during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in...

“We have got a young player that is very competitive, he is a goal threat, our main goal threat. It is that acceptance that when he does get a yellow card that he has got to change, his whole dynamic has got to change, because he runs the risk of a second yellow. That little switch has to click and we will continue to feed him because we like him, we care for him and we think he is a massive talent. He has got the respect of the dressing-room but he has got to stay on the pitch."

Morelos is undoubtedly a real talent, but if he does not curb his aggression and naivety on the pitch, he could end up costing Rangers a shot at winning the league title for the first time since 2011.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers heads at goal during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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