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Alan Stubbs critical of Rangers' Kyle Lafferty

Rangers' English manager Steven Gerrard awaits kick off in the UEFA Europa League Group G football match between Rangers and Villarreal at Ibrox Stadium in Glasgow, Scotland on November 29,...

Alan Stubbs has offered his thoughts on Rangers striker Kyle Lafferty.

Kyle Lafferty of Rangers talks with the referee Steven McLean during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow,...

Alan Stubbs believes Kyle Lafferty has underperformed in a Rangers shirt this season and claimed 'he hasn't had the impact he thought he was going to have'. 

The 31-year-old returned to Ibrox in the summer after previously spending four years at the Glasgow giants where he won three league titles. 

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Upon his return, Lafferty has started only seven league games, with manager Steven Gerrard opting to select Alfredo Morelos in a forward role on a regular basis. 

 

Lafferty has scored five goals in all competitions, including four strikes in the Scottish Premiership, but he has not found the back of the net in the league since September.

By contrast, 22-year-old Morelos has scored 17 goals in all competitions, including scoring in seven league games on the bounce between October and November.

Former Celtic player Stubbs claimed that Morelos' starts under Gerrard this term prove that Lafferty isn't having the influence he first thought he was going to have. 

"I don’t think Lafferty has had the impact he thought he was going to have there," Stubbs told BT Sports as posted on their official Periscope account.

“I think that tells you the amount of times that Morelos has started while he has been there.”

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers and Maximillian Hofmann of Rapid during the UEFA Europa League match between Rapid Wien and Rangers at Weststadion on December 13, 2018 in Vienna, Austria.

Rangers surrounded top spot in the Scottish Premiership to rivals Celtic on Wednesday night following their goalless draw at Neil Lennon's Hibernian.  

Brendan Rodgers side, who beat Motherwell 3-0 on home soil on the same night, now have a one-point lead on their rival with a game in hand.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard gestures during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Aberdeen at Ibrox Stadium on December 5, 2018 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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