So much of the narrative in the aftermath of Rangers’ Old Firm win over Celtic on Sunday has been dominated by discussions on Alfredo Morelos. 

The Colombian put in an impressive shift against the Hoops, but once again failed to score, and was dismissed late on for a dive when he was through on goal.

The striker then appeared to make a throat-slit gesture as he left the field, leading to staunch ex-Bhoy Chris Sutton calling for him to receive a five match ban, as per the Daily Record.

But another pundit has taken a more positive view of his display in the derby, choosing to focus on his performance on the pitch.

Speaking to Football Insider, Paul Robinson said: “They [top players] have a character if you like, an edge, and I don’t think he is any different.

“I think he is very frustrated at his lack of ability to score against Celtic but other than that he keeps scoring.

“He’s impressed me every time I have seen him play and there will be teams who will have earmarked him as a potential transfer.

“But at this time, I don’t see the value in him leaving Rangers at the moment, especially not in January.”

The ex-England goalkeeper isn’t wrong here.

Morelos’ aggression and fieriness are what makes him who he is as a striker, and in some respects you wouldn’t want to change that for the world.

The issue is that there are times when that spark becomes a raging fire, and those are the points at which he can be a detriment to the team as a whole.

If he can get his temper under check – and to be fair, he has been a lot better for the vast majority of this season – then he has all the tools needed to become a legend at Ibrox.

In other news, Jackie McNamara drools over ‘excellent’ Rangers favourite after Old Firm win.


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