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Rangers: Alfredo Morelos disappointed this afternoon

Rangers took another step towards potentially retaining their Premiership title this season with a 1-0 victory at Ibrox.

Despite the positive result, there was one player for the home side who didn’t put in a particularly impressive performance on this occasion that arguably could have cost his side the game and potentially the title as well.

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In 78 minutes on the pitch against Aberdeen, Alfredo Morelos had 46 touches of the ball – the lowest of any outfield Gers starter on the day – and didn’t do much with it when he had it or when he didn’t have it either.

Of the 30 passes that he attempted, the Colombian misplaced nine and ultimately ended up losing possession 15 times in total, also having just one clear shot at goal which was off target and failing to complete one of the two dribbles he attempted.

Out of possession, things weren’t much better for the 25-year-old, who only won 38% of his duels and failed to make even one tackle or interception for his team, also getting dribbled past on one occasion by an opponent.

This display ultimately earned the striker – who has been slammed in the past for his “appalling” behaviour and attitude by Kris Boyd – an underwhelming overall match rating of 6.5/10, making him the joint-lowest rated Rangers player on the day according to SofaScore.

The Scottish Daily Express also picked up on the attacker’s rather uninspiring performance by saying that he was “starved of service for the whole game and as a result couldn’t have any sort of role in the say of the game.”

Did Alfredo Morelos have a bad game against Aberdeen?

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Much to the relief of Giovanni van Bronckhorst and the Ibrox faithful, the Dutchman made the call to take off Morelos in the second half and put on Kemar Roofe, who ended up scoring the winning goal for the home side.

With the Gers in a close race with Celtic for the league title, Van Bronckhorst will need the £11.7m-rated striker to be consistently scoring from now until the end of the season if they are to give themselves the best chance of securing the title again. Today, the Colombian almost cost his side dearly in the title race, with Roofe eventually bailing him out.

In other news: Van Bronckhorst can seal Rangers masterclass with “unbelievable” £6.5k-p/w gem, he’s a “class act”…

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