Kris Boyd believes that Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos was ‘very lucky’ to avoid a red card after he led with his elbow during a challenge with Dundee United’s Mark Connolly. 

The incident occurred during the Gers’ 2-1 win over Dundee United on Sunday as goals from James Tavernier and Connor Goldson saw Steven Gerrard’s side win again.

Boyd, speaking to Sky Sports, said that Morelos endangered his opponent and questioned Steven Gerrard’s post-match comments.

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He said, “Steven Gerrard said in his post-match interview he hadn’t seen it, but once he sees it, I think he will change his mind.

“If Morelos catches him with the first one then I think you can say ‘okay, you are challenging for the ball’, but it’s the little lash out afterwards.

“Throwing your elbow right across somebody’s face and endangering them, he’s very lucky to stay on the pitch – very, very lucky.”

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We saw flashes of the old Morelos with his rash actions in the early stages of Sunday’s game and that has to come as a concern for Gerrard.

Morelos remains a key man for the Gers despite his poor goalscoring record this season and if he continues with these dangerous actions in future games he will end up with a suspension.

The Colombian has been well behaved for the most part this season but he is showing signs that his goalscoring frustrations are getting the better of him and Gerrard may have to drop his star striker if he doesn’t improve his attitude.

It makes sense for the Gers boss to back his player after the game but behind closed doors, Gerrard should make a strong point to Morelos that these violent acts can’t creep back into his game.

In other Rangers news, Steven Gerrard has delivered his verdict on Morelos’ actions v Dundee United. 

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