Former Rangers forward Kris Boyd has suggested Alfredo Morelos’s omission from the Scottish Cup tie against Hearts for disciplinary reasons was unlikely to have been the result of a one-off incident.
The Colombian international was given permission to return to his homeland for personal reasons but his late return led to him being omitted from the squad for the 1-0 defeat last month. Boyd thinks the 23-year-old’s poor discipline is beginning to wear thin:
“There was a lot ignored up until the break and now when you start to lose games everything starts to come out and you hear the stories.”
“When you look at the situation around the Scottish Cup game against Hearts when he was left out of the squad altogether – that’s not the first time that has happened.”
“He’s your best goalscorer so you wouldn’t leave him out. That tells me this isn’t the first time this has happened. It would be two or three times this has happened.”
As Boyd says, Morelos’s actions were a lot more forgivable when Rangers were performing well. However, with the striker going through a goal drought, it means that there is limited patience for the player’s antics.
Considering he has 29 goals in all competitions this season, the Colombian is still a major asset, and while he may have only scored once this calendar year, if he does start banging them in, in the future, his indiscipline could well be forgotten once again.