Glasgow Rangers coach Gary McAllister urges people to remember something about Ibrox ace Alfredo Morelos

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle after scoring four goals during the Scottish Cup 5th Round Replay between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on February 20,...

Glasgow Rangers ace Alfredo Morelos has scored 29 goals for the Ibrox side this season but failed to make Colombia's Copa America squad.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates at the final whistle after scoring four goals during the Scottish Cup 5th Round Replay between Rangers and Kilmarnock at Ibrox Stadium on February 20,...

Glasgow Rangers assistant manager Gary McAllister has urged the Ibrox fanbase to remember that Alfredo Morelos is still young and as such has plenty of time to mature on the pitch.

The 22-year-old has scored 29 goals for Steven Gerrard's charges this season but despite his prolificity at club level, Colombia boss Carlos Queiroz has not included the striker in his Copa America team.

 

Morelos made his first international start against South Korea in March but only five days after collecting his third cap he was sent off at Celtic Park following his clash with Hoops captain Scott Brown.

That earned him his fifth red card of the season and Queiroz admitted that his 40-man squad for the Copa America consisted of players he could "rely on the most" (Football Scotland).

Nonetheless, McAllister praised El Bufalo for his "amazing season" and hoped that the heartbreak of missing out on the Colombia squad could be a lesson from which he will learn.

Gary McAllister, Assistant Manager of Rangers looks on prior to the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Motherwell and Rangers at Fir Park on April 07, 2019 in Motherwell,...

"Alfredo has had an amazing season," McAllister is quoted by Sky Sports News as saying. "He's a player who I think has got loads of potential and going down the line there's a top, top international footballer there. Just be patient, he'll be okay. We have to remember he's still only 22 so he had plenty of time.

"Hopefully missing out for his country this summer is a lesson. He's a young man and he's got to be learning and taking everything on board. There's been a lot said about the fella. We try as a coaching staff to advise, senior players in the dressing room speak to him as well. Hopefully the penny is dropping but he'll be fine."

Rangers will wrap up their Scottish Premiership season on Sunday - with second place assured - when they travel to Kilmarnock, who are fighting to finish third in the table.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers (20) celebrates after scoring his team's second goal during the Scottish Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Hearts at Ibrox Stadium on October 7,...

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