Rangers will undoubtedly still be buzzing about their Old Firm victory over Celtic on Sunday.

The Gers seized the initiative in the title race with a superb win at Parkhead, and there will have been very few complaints about how they secured that win.

From first whistle to last they outfought, outwitted, and outplayed the Hoops, and even when the scores were tied at 1-1, it always felt as if Steven Gerrard’s men were to most likely to edge it on the day.

But of course, there was one minor downside, and it came with the late sending off of Alfredo Morelos.

The Colombian was through on goal for what seemed like a surefire 29th strike of the season when he inexplicably dived to try and win a penalty.

And his decision left Ally McCoist more than a little baffled.

Speaking on Ladbrokes’ Social Club, he said: “That’s what concerns me slightly.

“A goalscoring centre-forward gets a shot away here and isn’t even thinking about going down.

“I’m swinging my right leg at that and taking my chance. Maybe the fact that he hasn’t scored against Celtic and it’s a build-up of these things but it’s clearly the wrong choice there on two counts, certainly with the second yellow card and giving the referee the decision to send him off.”

You’ve got to agree with McCoist here.

Morelos is a superlative finisher, and you would hope that in that kind of situation his instincts would just take over.

Instead, what we saw was a player who hesitated, made the wring choice, and was forced to suffer the consequences.

Nobody is doubting Morelos’ ability as a striker, but you have to wonder whether or not he could do be doing more in certain scenarios to be more focussed on his craft.

In other news, Michael Stewart claims Rangers ‘good guy’ has been ‘unacceptable’ at times.


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