Alfredo Morelos given two-match ban for violent conduct

Rangers striker admits violent conduct against Dundee United defender Mark Connolly.

Alfredo Morelos given two-match ban for violent conduct SNS Group

Alfredo Morelos has been suspended for two games after Rangers accepted a violent conduct charge against the striker.

The Colombian was booked for a foul on Dundee United defender Mark Connolly during his side’s 2-1 win at Tannadice on Sunday, but earlier on Tuesday was handed a notice of complaint for a red card offence.

Morelos has now admitted the charge and will miss Wednesday night’s League Cup quarter-final against St Mirren and Saturday’s league clash with Motherwell.

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard initially leapt to his player’s defence following the incident.

Asked if he would talk to the striker, he said: “Why would I speak to him about that?

“I didn’t see an elbow. If you look at him again, there’s no elbow there. The referee saw it and dealt with it.

“It was a foul and a yellow card and it’s been dealt with. But if you look at it again, next time I see you you’ll say it wasn’t an elbow.”