Rangers accept two-game ban for Alfredo Morelos for violent conduct against Dundee United

Rangers have accepted the two-game ban offered to Alfredo Morelos after he was cited for violent conduct against Dundee United on Sunday.

The Colombian was booked by Steven McLean for jumping into Mark Connolly in the first half of Rangers' 2-1 win.

But it was upgraded to violent conduct after it was deemed that Morelos' forearm struck the defender's face out of sight of the official.

Morelos will miss Wednesday's League Cup quarter-final against St Mirren.

The striker will also sit out the league visit of Motherwell on Saturday.

Speaking in the immediate aftermath of the Dundee United game, manager Steven Gerrard defended Morelos.

"I didn't see an elbow," he said. "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."

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