Stevie G faced with massive Morelos dilemma

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - OCTOBER 29: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates after scoring his team's first goal during the UEFA Europa League Group D stage match between Rangers and Lech Poznan at Ibrox Stadium on October 29, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Robert Perry - Pool/Getty Images)

One of the most prominent comments we got from our readers after the win at Killie was the ineffectiveness of Alfredo Morelos.

Once again, the striker had earned his way into Stevie G’s good books with a fine cameo v Lech Poznan, with the winning goal no less, but at Rugby Park he was back to being his rather flat self again, and fans were quick to tell us about it.

The question is, will the manager agree and plump for Cedric Itten or Kemar Roofe up front instead?

Stevie has a frustrating issue.

On his day, in the mood, Morelos is by a distance the best striker in Scotland. Edouard over ‘there’ is the only one to come close, and his record just doesn’t match Morelos’. It’s good, very good, but it’s not as good as the Colombian.

The Morelos from last season’s UEL was world class. There’s no getting away from how good he was – and he could easily have fetched £50M on those performances.

But that Morelos hasn’t been around for quite a while, and his display at Rugby Park wasn’t that of the same player.

But he’d earned it from the Poznan cameo.

So does Stevie bench him again and opt for Roofe, or does he go with his best man and hope he turns up?

Morelos is in the shop window – it’s in his interests to show up on the Euro stage – it’s probably why he was so explosive last Thursday.

So in fairness, his manager is likely to get a performance out of him tonight.

It’s whether the gamble on that is worth taking, or whether Stevie would rather put in a man who has just scored one of the best five goals in history.

We’ll see around 7PM tonight.

2 COMMENTS

  1. I’d like to see us try a front 3 of Kent, Morelos and Roofe tonight. Kent and Morelos often keep their best performances for the big games. I’ve said it before, I personally think Buff has been playing alright this season. Yes the numbers aren’t anywhere near as impressive as previous seasons but the issues he causes a back line could be perfect for Kent and Roofe to take advantage of against a weak defensive side.

  2. I’d start with Alfredo for sure this kind of football suits him to a tee. He is a handful and with Kemar Roofe on the bench it’s a good threat . It would be good to get a result out there as they are top drawer . Onwards 55. I feel that SG is totally focussed on 55 for sure but he enjoys the European stuff which he was superb as a great player .

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