Kris Commons has savaged Alfredo Morelos for his recent run of form, claiming that the player looks “deeply unhappy” at Rangers.
The Colombian drew another blank for the Gers in the 2-2 draw against St. Johnstone on Sunday, meaning that he hasn’t found the back of the net in the Scottish Premiership since Boxing Day.
And Commons has admitted that he is mystified by his sudden slump in front of goal.
“What on earth’s happened to him? Boxing Day was the last time he found the net in the Premiership when he scored the only goal in a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock at Ibrox.
“He looks a shadow of the player we saw in the first half of the season. Maybe, during the winter break, Rangers misplaced him in Dubai and returned home to Glasgow with an imposter.
“Or perhaps the player is deeply unhappy at how the club have handled his off-field affairs over the past few weeks. I know I certainly would be.”
Does Commons have a point here?
Honestly, it’s impossible to say for certain.
Morelos is so prolific and usually so consistent that it can be easy to forget that he is, after all, only human.
There are going to be times when his form dips or when he goes through a barren spell, and it doesn’t necessarily mean that the sky is falling down around him.
You would hope, and expect, that when he does eventually break his duck in the league then the floodgates will open, and we will see the Morelos we are so used to.
The alternative, as Commons alludes to here, is a terrifying prospect.
If Morelos is unhappy then the club must move heaven and earth to fix his mood, because having him out of form is one thing, but having him actively seek a move at the end of the summer is another level of problem entirely.
In other Rangers news, ‘Worst 90 minutes I have seen’ – Kris Boyd savages Gers player for display v St. Johnstone.