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Alex McLeish has claimed that Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos won’t suffer too much while serving his two-game suspension.

The Colombian served the first match of his suspension against St. Mirren, and will also miss this weekend’s trip to Motherwell.

McLeish has backed Cedric Itten to partner Kemar Roofe, who he believes has started to find his form since his move from Anderlecht.

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McLeish believes that Morelos won’t suffer too much in the wake of his ban, as he will return fresh over the Christmas period.

Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “The camera doesn’t lie. The camera work didn’t lie in that situation, but it’s a chance for somebody else to make a mark.

“I’m not saying Morelos will suffer from that, but it’s possible Itten can come in, even more, Kemar Roofe has already sprung to life and got his real legs and fitness, he’s been a real asset to Rangers. Now, it could be the turn of Cedric Itten.”

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There were no real complaints to be had over the ban.

Rangers and Morelos will both have known that it could have been worst for the Colombian, who isn’t exactly a stranger to these sort of incidents.

Itten came in against St. Mirren and certainly didn’t catch the eye.

The Swiss international only completed 40% of his total actions in the defeat, having four shots on goal and only attempting 15 passes according to WyScout.

Jermain Defoe replaced him in the clash, and it would be no surprise to see him reintroduced to the starting squad against Motherwell this weekend.

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