By Joe Ellis

17th Aug, 2022 | 9:10am

Rangers: BBC pundit makes Alfredo Morelos claim after Antonio Colak goal v PSV

Rangers battled hard to earn a 2-2 draw at home to PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League even though Alfredo Morelos was not used.

Giovanni van Bronckhorst opted to leave the Colombian on the bench as Croatian striker Antonio Colak turned in what was perhaps his best performance to date in the famous royal blue.

The 28-year-old scored the first equaliser before Tom Lawrence briefly had the Light Blues ahead before a set-piece undid all of their hard work.

BBC pundit Roddy Forsyth now thinks that last season’s top scorer is seen as the second choice at Ibrox with the £1.8million signing’s fast start to life in Scotland.

“He has played this season when he came on as a substitute against Kilmarnock and he scored a tidy goal,” Forsyth said on the Football Daily Podcast. “But he has looked although he is the lesser of two options with Colak in the form that he’s in at the moment.

“Rangers are just bleeding him into fitness at the moment but I thought he would come on at some point this evening I must say but Colak was doing enough to keep him at bay.”

Good headache

Towards the end of last season, van Bronckhorst was worrying about who he would play up front because there were no decent strikers fit to play.

Rangers have now given him the opposite headache with Colak’s impressive start to his Gers career threatening to keep Morelos out of the side longer than anyone imagined.

The Colombian’s track record in Scottish football should see him return to the starting XI when he is fully fit to do so but it would be equally harsh on the Croatian if he continues this form.

The idea of playing two strikers will be circling around the manager’s head often but that would require a complete change in system that could see some of his other star performers forced onto the bench.

Every manager has to make these kinds of calls though and he would much prefer this dilemma than the one he had last season.

Morelos’ contract situation could also play a part in this as he is set to become a free agent at the end of the 2022-23 campaign.

In other Rangers news, this talkSPORT pundit is keen to see one of the Bears’ star players head to the Premier League to test his mettle.