Monday, 6 August 2018

Key Rangers man may miss Celtic

Rangers face an anxious wait to find out whether Alfredo Morelos will be eligible to face Celtic next month.

The 22-year old striker was sent off for an off-ball altercation, and the penalty for offences deemed ‘violent conduct’ is a three match ban.

Rangers are likely to lodge an appeal which would free the Colombian for the visit of Allan Stubbs’ St Mirren next weekend, but as yet no decision we’re aware of has been taken on this.

Win the appeal and the striker can face Celtic at Parkhead, but lose and Rangers miss out his services for that crunch Old Firm along with the Motherwell and Dundee fixtures which sandwich it.

This all said, Morelos’ record against Celtic has been pretty poor, and while his form of late has been improved over the leaner run of displays from the Spring onwards, some might argue a starting berth for the absolute behemoth that is Umar Sadiq (we still can’t figure out which one is the forename) wouldn’t be such a bad idea anyway.

Regards, the full compliment of options would be more suitable, and Rangers will presumably decide over the next two days whether or not to appeal the card.

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