Alfredo Morelos left out of Rangers squad for clash v PSV Eindhoven over attitude concerns - Sky Sports
Alfredo Morelos has been left out of the Rangers squad to take on PSV Eindhoven in the Champions League amid concerns over his attitude, according to Sky Sports.
The Gers travel to the Netherlands for a huge Champions League qualifier, where they must win to reach the group stages after a 2-2 draw in the first leg at Ibrox last week.
But they’ll have to do it without the Colombian after Giovanni van Bronckhorst opted to leave him at home after his red card against Hibernian, with Sky Sports reporting that the boss has concerns over his fitness levels and his attitude.
Morelos returned to action this month after suffering a thigh injury back in March, and scored as a substitute against Kilmarnock.
But he has lost his place to summer signing Antonio Colak as the first-choice striker so far this season and with less than 12 months remaining on his deal his future is up in the air.
Wow, Van Bronckhorst has got balls of steel to make the call of leaving his most reliable goalscorer in Glasgow for a must-win game in Europe.
Morelos’ record at Rangers is unmatched by anyone in the current squad and most fans have been waiting for him to get back to full fitness to be able to get back in the side and help take the team up a level, despite how well Colak has done since joining.
But for the boss to leave him out entirely rather than just leave him on the bench is huge, and speaks volumes about how bad things might be behind the scenes right now.
Morelos was unlucky to be sent off after raising his hands against Hibernian and ultimately the red card contributed to two points dropped, but he hasn’t looked himself since returning.
Maybe his head is elsewhere, but now the pressure on Colak and Ryan Kent just increased ten-fold in Eindhoven as they will be tasked with finding the goals that lead us to the Champions League without “El Buffalo” to support them.
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