By Doug Ward

25th Apr, 2021 | 7:14pm

Robinson slams Morelos in first half of Rangers v St Johnstone

Stephen Robinson slammed Alfredo Morelos for failing to maintain his discipline in the first half of Rangers’ Scottish Cup quarter-final clash against St Johnstone on Sunday.

It was a relatively dull first half but after around 35 minutes, Morelos entered the book for an altercation with Liam Craig.

There was no need for both players to get involved but it did seem as though Craig pulled Morelos down with him in a bid to rile up the Colombian.

Speaking on BBC Sportsound during the first half, ex-Motherwell boss Robinson slammed Morelos’ failure to control his emotions.

He said: “He can’t help himself, he’s so frustrating because what a really good footballer he is.

“He brings so much to the Scottish game but he can’t help getting involved in things. It’s an absolutely nothing incident.”

Charlie Adam has his theory on why Morelos got himself booked.

He added: “I think he’s just frustrated with himself because nothing has really come for him. He’s not really had an opportunity.”

Same old Alfie

Morelos will never lose this side to his game – never.

While it was a booking for a needless altercation with Craig, you do get the feeling Craig made it worse than it was.

In fairness, neither player should have done what they did and yellow cards for both of them was the correct call by the referee.

It was a tough first half for Rangers, who created next to nothing in the way of chances.

Morelos had little to do and that does frustrate him sometimes. He just wants the ball and then he wants to put it in the back of the net.

He’ll cause chaos to ensure that happens.

Morelos has definitely cooled his temper this season.

In other Rangers news, this newspaper has printed an apology to Gers fans.