Steven Gerrard refuses to be drawn on two-match ban for Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos

Steven Gerrard declined to comment on Alfredo Morelos’ suspension which begins tonight – ruling the Colombian out of the Betfred Cup quarter final against St Mirren.

Alfredo Morelos was replaced by Cedric Itten during the match between Dundee United and Rangers at Tannadice, and the Swiss striker took his place in the team in Paisley. (SNS Group via Getty Images)
Alfredo Morelos was replaced by Cedric Itten during the match between Dundee United and Rangers at Tannadice, and the Swiss striker took his place in the team in Paisley. (SNS Group via Getty Images)

Morelos was booked during Sunday’s 2-1 win over Dundee United for a clash with Mark Connolly but video evidence led to retrospective punishment from the Scottish FA.

The striker also misses the weekend’s match with Motherwell after Rangers accepted a two-match ban yesterday, but Steven Gerrard declined to discuss the issue ahead of tonight’s match.

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Asked on Premier Sports if he would comment he said: “No, because he’s not here to help us unfortunately, so I’d rather focus on the players who are here to try to help us get to a semi-final.”

Ex-Rangers midfielder and St Mirren manager Alex Rae, Premier Sports’ pundit, added: “I’m not sure Morelos would’ve played on recent form. Itten has come in, scored a fine goal last week and made a little impact at the weekend – he’ll be champing at the bit.”

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