Door is wide open for £3M Rangers man – will Stevie bite?

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 09: Steven Gerrard, Manager of Rangers FC looks on during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers FC and St. Mirren at Ibrox Stadium on August 09, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Willie Vass/Pool via Getty Images)

As we suggested, the Alfredo Morelos situation is certainly worth exploring. Once again Rangers lose our main man up front, in what has become par for the course with this guy.

Arguments about consistency aside, despite one or two excellent performances this calendar year, the Colombian cannot resist the niggle in the game, getting involved in the physical.

So, we lost him again for another three matches and it finally opened the door for Steven Gerrard to give Cedric Itten the opportunity the Swiss has patiently waited for.

No one has been subbed on more in the SPL this season than the ex-St Gallen man, with a ridiculous 17 appearances from the bench, and in his limited minutes his impact has told.

He’s earned this chance without any doubt.

Can he hold onto the striker jersey? Of course he can. He might not quite give the physical rough and tumble of Morelos, but is that such a bad thing?

Rangers are not built to accommodate Morelos, they’re built to win, and Itten’s form the past few months has far exceeded Morelos’.

Of course, no one denies Morelos is an awesome unit when he’s in form – his display v the Dons was him at his best.

But that’s one performance in around 14 months now, and that’s maybe not the consistency we need from him.

Itten has a big chance here, a big chance to demonstrate he should be first pick.

Last night Kemar Roofe was preferred as the front man, but in truth not only was his performance poor, he was afflicted with Morelos’itis too as he was lucky to remain on the pitch.

Up to Cedric to grab the chance now and prove he’s the man for the front.

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  1. Morelos, takes two defends with him on every attack or set piece, it’s not just about sitting on the 6 yard line and poaching a goal, it’s about making space for the team to play through which he does.Thats what allows the midfielders and wing men to get in and score, the team is better with Morelos in it. One thing is certain, All the forwards have forgotten what actually taking a SHOT at goal is, Hagi’s goal was the first in weeks that wasnt a set play or walked into the net.

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