Alfredo Morelos will miss four games while the Rangers transpire a potential ban on Ryan Kent after the Celtic clash


Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos will miss four Premiership games after being sent off against Celtic on Sunday.

The forward received his fifth red card from the campaign to elbow Hoover captain Scott Brown during the first half of the 2-1 Old Firm loss.

Chief Steven Gerrard revealed after the match that he will fine Morelos wages for weeks and deliver it to the 800 fans who were in Parkhead for the third derby clash of the season.

HeraldScotland: Alfredo Morelos is carded in redAlfredo Morelos is carded in red

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And the Ibrox boss will not have his striker 29 goals for four matches, two of which will be played this week when Rangers host Hearts on Wednesday night and then make the trip to face Motherwell on Sunday.

The next two games have not yet been decided and will be revealed as soon as the SPFL confirms the post-split schedule in the next few days.

Morelos has been punished with a two-game ban for violent conduct and an additional suspension of a match for each previous submission is applied and is valid 14 days after departure.

Gerrard will also miss out on Andy Halliday's service with Hearts this week after he picked up a second yellow card because of his post-match role as players from both teams tied for the final whistle.

HeraldScotland: Ryan Kent attacks Scott BrownRyan Kent attacks Scott Brown

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That may not be the end of the disciplinary fall, and midfielder Ryan Kent will find out on Tuesday whether he will face a ban on punching Brown.

Kent attacked the 33-year-old athlete following the James Forrest winner, but the incident was not detected by referee Bobby Madden.

Compliance Director Clare Whyte has until Tuesday 3 pm to publish the Claims Notices for weekend games and several issues are being reviewed and investigated.


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