Rangers boss Steven Gerrard feels that his sides excellent performance with ten men against Celtic proves they can cope without Alfredo Morelos.
The striker was sent off after 32 minutes in Sunday’s powderkeg match but Rangers stood tall and were arguably the better team in the second half, despite James Forrest’s late winner for the Hoops.
Rangers will now be without their Colombian forward for the next four games due to suspension that has been extended beyond the standard two game ban by a pair of previous red cards.
Speaking ahead of Wednesdays match with Hearts at Ibrox, Steven Gerrard was keen to highlight the positives of his team’s performance.
He said: “The team were excellent without him for 60 minutes against the best team in the league.
“So, for 60 minutes, without him and without another body, we proved we are better than the best team in the league.
“We have got more than enough quality, more than enough players with experience to get by without him. Of course, we’d love to have him available but the reality is he’s not so we will have to cope without him.”
“We’ve got four games to play before he’s available. If the team win and people are scoring goals then that will affect my decision.
“If the team don’t win and we are not scoring goals that will also affect my decision. So I will make that decision when I have to make that decision.
“At the moment he’s not available for us and that’s a shame but that’s life and we have to get on with it without him. It’s an opportunity for someone else to come in and score goals.
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