In case some Rangers fans, and indeed our manager, hadn’t actually noticed, we have a complete crisis in attacking midfield.
Joe Aribo is gone, Ianis Hagi is injured, likewise Tom Lawrence, Alex Lowry is still a bit away as well, and Malik Tillman hasn’t impressed. There’s also Scott Arfield who is far from a 10.
In short, we’re not strong there at all.
Meanwhile, Gio has been trying to find a way to accommodate both of our star strikers and keep them happy, while trying to avoid his hated resolution of playing two strikers together.
The solution to both problems is staring him in the face.
Anyone watching Rangers v St Mirren at the weekend will have seen Alfredo Morelos’ big contribution was a nifty little assist for Fashion Sakala to run onto, a very fine setup indeed from the Colombian.
And this is definitely something Alfredo Morelos has in his locker – he is MORE than capable of fitting into the 10 role behind Colak, and in fact, in our opinion, could completely thrive there.
Alfredo is not a natural finisher – in fact, let’s be honest, he’s God awful, despite his stunning goal tally, but he is absolutely everything else in a target man:
Strong, good reading, drags defenders around, great vision, wins fouls – in other words, despite what some fans want to believe, he’s a hell of a team player.
Exactly what we want behind Antonio Colak, doing all the dirty work before the Croatian comes into play – this is precisely the duo Morelos and Colak could be.
Not a pure striker partnership, but Morelos in the 10. He’s a natural. He spends half his time coming deeper anyway, so it’s not like he’d struggle with this.
And it would give everyone the best of all worlds.
Worst idea ever? We don’t think so.