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Rangers must ditch Alfredo Morelos by unleashing Robbie Ure

Glasgow Rangers dropped points in the Scottish Premiership on Saturday as they were held to a 1-1 draw by St Mirren away from Ibrox.

The Light Blues are now nine points off the top of the table heading into the World Cup break and have a few weeks to look back on the first half of the season before matches return in December.

Antonio Colak missed the match on Saturday through injury and Alfredo Morelos was handed his first start in the top-flight this season, which represented a huge chance for him to kickstart his campaign.

The centre-forward struggled throughout the 90 minutes as he failed to register a single shot on target and has now scored three goals in 17 appearances across the Premiership and Champions League combined this term.

Live on BBC Sportscene on Saturday night (12 November, 7.49pm), pundit Richard Foster hammered the Colombian after the match as he said:

“When you’re a manager, your team are struggling, and you’re in a bad spot. You don’t need the guy that’s leading your line to perform like Alfredo Morelos, because not only was his quality poor, he just looked disinterested. He didn’t look fit enough.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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“What I don’t understand, it seems as if his head’s away from Rangers and he wants to leave. So go out on the pitch and show what you can do. Go and score goals, so teams are looking and going, ‘Right, I really want to sign him’.”

The 26-year-old is out of contract at the end of the season and his statistics, along with Foster’s comments, suggest that he is not performing well enough to deserve an extension.

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Instead, Ross Wilson must finally ditch the striker by cashing in on him in January, if there is enough interest in his services, and urging the manager, whether that is Gio van Bronckhorst or not, to unleash Robbie Ure from the academy.

The 18-year-old centre-forward scored on his first-team debut for the club in the League Cup earlier this season and Scott Arfield hailed his display as “magic” in an interview after the win over Queen of the South.

He has also shown plenty of promise whilst playing for the B team this season. The forward has plundered ten goals and five assists in 19 appearances in the UEFA Youth League and Lowland League combined, which shows that he is excelling in front of goal at youth level with his ability to both score and create goals.

Ure, who is a Scotland U19 international, has impressed van Bronckhorst enough to make two first-team outings this season – coming off the bench against St Mirren on Saturday for his Premiership debut – but he must now be unleashed in a supporting role to Colak in the second half of the campaign.

Rangers should give the dynamo increased exposure at senior level to fast-track his development whilst allowing the club to finally ditch Morelos in the January transfer window.

Article title: Rangers must ditch Alfredo Morelos by unleashing Robbie Ure

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