Former Rangers midfielder Alex Rae has criticised Alfredo Morelos’ performance in the win over Dundee, questioning his attitude.
The Lowdown: Rangers sneak past Dundee
Steven Gerrard’s side remain top of the Premiership after Saturday’s action following their 1-0 victory away to the league’s bottom-placed side.
Joe Aribo’s first half strike was enough to get the Gers over the finish line, although Jason Cummings missed a penalty after the break for the hosts.
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The Latest: Rae critical of Morelos
Someone who didn’t impress greatly was Morelos, who was a quiet figure at Dens Park as he failed to have a significant impact on proceedings.
“You are looking for players to go on a run, and you are looking for strikers to get goals on a regular basis.
“Again, I thought Alfredo Morelos was poor. I thought his general contribution, we can all have bad games, but in terms of his work rate it took him until late in the game when he got smashed, then you see him charging about the pitch.
“Then he is trying to get round and get retribution. I’m not seeing this spark.”
The Verdict: Time to step it up
Morelos was certainly short of his best on Saturday and the statistics back up Rae’s comments regarding his effort levels, with no tackles or interceptions made in the game, and this has come amid another summer of speculation over his future at Ibrox.
Granted, that is rarely his area of expertise, but it would be nice to see him working harder for the team and enjoying a greater all-round impact.
Morelos will ultimately be judged on his goals, though, with only one coming his way to date in the league this season. It’s early days yet but that is still on course to be well short of his tallies from previous campaigns.
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