Ally McCoist stunned by 'shocking' Antonio Colak moment in 4-2 win v Motherwell
Ally McCoist was left stunned after Antonio Colak failed to square the ball to Fashion Sakala during Rangers’ 4-2 win against Motherwell.
The Croatian was played clean through on goal during the second period and could have passed the ball to the Zambian for an easy tap-in.
However, the 29-year-old blasted the ball into the away following behind Liam Kelly’s goal, a decision which left McCoist baffled.
“That is shocking and I am not even talking about the finish. Watch Sakala at the back post, he’s got to give him the ball but he doesn’t give it to him at all,” said Boyd (Sky Sports coverage, 13:39).
“That’s unacceptable it really is. If you’re Michael Beale, you are absolutely livid with him and before you ask, yet I would’ve passed it.
“Sakala has a tap-in at the back post.”
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Day to forget
That was a day to forget for the striker. He missed two guilt edge chances and was also caught for Motherwell’s equaliser in the second half. Alfredo Morelos looked far sharper when he replaced Colak. This is slightly concerning for the Light Blues.
Morelos looks destined to depart in the summer, and, at present, the jury is out on Colak. He’s certainly hit the back of the net frequently, but performances like this do cast doubt over whether he will be the man Beale turns to for the 2023/24 season.
Rangers have reportedly been tracking Swansea City forward Joel Piroe and the 23-year-old Dutchman could well be a more adequate replacement for Morelos if he does depart.
The Colombian has been reborn under the Beale and the club would more than likely be keen to retain the striker come to the start of next season. It’s up to the board to make a sensible and competitive offer to Morelos in their attempt to keep him in Scotland.
In other Rangers news, the club are in line for a multi-million windfall from the Premier League after a £10m Auchenhowie milestone was reached.