CONNOR GOLDSON insists the Rangers dressing room won’t be too harsh on Alfredo Morelos for his latest red card controversy – because the striker has won Steven Gerrard’s side so many points this season.

Morelos showed his class as he netted twice at Pittodrie to set the Light Blues on their way to a crucial Premiership win over Aberdeen in midweek.

But he was then sent off for the fourth time this term for his part in an incident with Dons defender Scott McKenna early in the second half.

It completed an unwanted hat-trick of early exits for the forward against Aberdeen this term and he was also dismissed in the Europa League clash with Ufa at the start of the season.

Goldson said: “The one thing I will say is that Alfredo has won us more games than he’s lost this season. He has scored 23 goals and you can’t be too hard on him.

“Obviously we know it is something he has to improve but it is hard for him.

“The centre halves in this league kick him all day and are physical with him.

“When it gets to a stage where every time he is going for the ball they are pushing him in the back, grabbing his shirt – you find it hard not for him to react.

“They do that knowing there is a chance he will react. They try to push him literally to the limit every single game.

“They try to get our main goal scorer sent off. It is something he is going to get and he needs to learn he is such a target.

“But, the boy has scored 23 goals for us and has won so many points on his own this season so we are not going to hammer him in the changing room.

“They build a reputation for themselves as the villain because people push them so much to react.

“On some occasions they are going to. It is easier for me at the back when I don’t have that problem.

“But, when you are that one guy people are going to try and get a reaction every single game.

“I think it is getting better recently – once every ten, twelve games – so can you blame him when teams do it every week.”