sport news Jermain Defoe backs Rangers team-mate Alfredo Morelos to curb red mist

'He will blank it out and become better at that': Jermain Defoe backs Rangers team-mate Alfredo Morelos to curb red mist with maturity Alfredo Morelos received a fifth red card of the season against Celtic He was sent off for an off-the-ball elbow on Scott Brown in 2-1 Parkhead defeat Colombian striker has scored 29 goals in a suspension-hit season

By Ronnie Esplin, Press Association Sport

Published: 11:14 BST, 4 April 2019 | Updated: 14:33 BST, 4 April 2019

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Jermain Defoe believes maturity will curb fellow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos of his volatility.

The 22-year-old Colombia international saw red for the fifth time this season for an off-the-ball elbow on Celtic skipper Scott Brown in the Gers' 2-1 defeat at Parkhead on Sunday.

Morelos, who has scored 29 goals this season and had one of his early red cards this campaign downgraded, posted an apology on his Twitter account on Monday and accepted a club fine.

Alfredo Morelos is serving a four-match ban after picking up a fifth red card of the season

Alfredo Morelos is serving a four-match ban after picking up a fifth red card of the season

Morelos served the first of a four-game ban in the 3-0 home win against Hearts on Wednesday night which gave 36-year-old Defoe the chance of a run in the

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