Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos had a poor afternoon on Sunday and is really struggling in front of goal with just three goals in the Premiership this season.

However, it could have been much worse and the striker was lucky to stay on the pitch following an incident with Mark Connolly.

Morelos appeared to throw an arm at Connolly but was given a yellow card.

BBC Sportscene pundit Gary Caldwell was in no doubt that it should have been a red and said it was “poor” from the matchday officials.

“I think it’s clear. Micky Mellon didn’t want to get dragged in,” Caldwell said. “I don’t see an elbow but I see a forearm smash in the face.

“There’s intent because he’s looking at him.

“What I can’t understand is the ref booked him so he’s seen something but how he can’t come to the right decision I think it’s poor from the officials.”

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Two sides of Morelos

Morelos has two sides – the lethal striker who has lifted Rangers to new heights since he’s joined, and the controversial figure who just can’t stay out of trouble.

The problem is, the lethal striker has gone missing. Morelos has only scored three goals in the Premiership this season and seven in 21 games across all competitions.

James Tavernier has scored 17 from right-back and without these numbers, Rangers would not be in such a dominating position.

So, what to do with a problem like Morelos?

Gerrard has plenty of options up top and goals coming from other places. He can afford to drop him and play Cedric Itten, Kemar Roofe or Jermain Defoe up front.

He can also keep playing him through this problem patch and hope the goals start rolling in again.

Gerrard is a great man-manager and he will know best which approach is likely to get Morelos back to his best.

The really good thing is that Rangers are still winning without Morelos scoring. That’s the big difference this season and it’s why we’re convinced silverware is on its way to Ibrox.

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