Rangers dealt Morelos injury setback

Glasgow Rangers have been dealt an injury setback concerning Alfredo Morelos ahead of their upcoming Premiership fixture.

What’s the latest?

In recent comments cited by Rangers Review, Giovanni van Bronckhorst revealed that, following his withdrawal in the 4-2 Europa League aggregate victory over Red Star Belgrade on Thursday evening, the 25-year-old requires assessment to determine whether or not he will be available for selection for the trip to Dundee on Sunday.

When asked if there was an update on the current condition of the centre-forward, the Dutchman said: “No, not yet. We came in quite late [on Thursday] into Glasgow so [on Friday] we have recovery and players will come in to evaluate their fitness.

“So far there is no news for Sunday so hopefully we have everyone available. We have a big squad and a lot of players are fit so it’s just a case now to see today and tomorrow who is available.

“Who looks fresh, who doesn’t look fresh and then make the best possible line-up to go to Dundee and get the three points after the game.”

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Van Bronckhorst will be fuming

Considering how important a part of Van Bronckhorst’s Rangers side Morelos has proven to be over the last few months, in addition to how late the centre-forward picked up his injury in the 2-1 defeat at Red Star on Thursday, should the Colombia international be ruled out of Sunday’s trip to the Kilmac Stadium, the 47-year-old Gers boss will undoubtedly be fuming.

Indeed, over his 25 Premiership appearances so far this season, the £11.7m-rated striker has been in fantastic form for the Light Blues, bagging 11 goals, registering seven assists and creating nine big chances for his teammates, as well as taking an average of 4.4 shots and making 2.1 key passes per game.

These returns have seen the £31.5k-per-week hitman average a quite remarkable SofaScore match rating of 7.32, ranking him as the seventh-best player in the top flight of Scottish football.

As such, it is clear for all to see that losing the services of Morelos for any stretch of time would come as a huge blow to Van Bronckhorst and his side, especially with a potentially season-defining Old Firm fixture up next for Gers following Sunday’s meeting with Dundee FC.

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