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Gordon Strachan believes Rangers is too big for players such as Alfredo Morelos.
Steven Gerrard is struggling with a disciplinary problem this season with his side being hit with eight red cards – the worst record in the Scottish Premiership.
And former Scotland and celtic manager Strachan insists the bad boy behaviour is down to players failing to handle being at a club the size of Rangers.
He points to the fact Morelos was never sent off while at HJK Helsinki but has been red-carded three times in this campaign, although one was rescinded.
Writing in his Paddy Power column Strachan, who insisted celtic are still two years ahead of their rivals, said: "A lot of Rangers’ signings have come from non-competitive games in the reserves, or at teams that haven’t had to compete, never a team like Rangers. So it comes as a shock when you arrive in Glasgow.
Morelos has been shown three red cards this season(Image: Getty Images)
"It takes a while to get used to this 24-hour demand for success, where you have to win everything. The first few months are difficult, that’s why it’s handy to have players who have been there a while. At celtic, it was useful having players to indoctrinate the new boys in what it meant to play in an Old Firm.
"And that’s where the disciplinary issues have come from. It’s people not understanding, being thrown into Rangersfrom a small league or under-23 level, and taking on the expectation of winning every game. It’s too much for them and they become too emotional.
"So if the game’s running away from them, they’re so desperate to win that they cannot keep their emotions in check. The club, at the moment, is maybe too big for them to understand.
"If you’ve got 50,000 people screaming that you win every tackle, you go in there jumping about and shouting your head off, you get sent off.
"For some, petulance is a problem. If you look at Alfredo Morelos’s record at Helsinki, did he keep getting sent off there? No. It’s the fact he’s playing for Rangers, and it’s testing his mental strength, on and off the pitch.
"It’s a real shock to people to go there, and maybe it’s too much for him. And he’s letting his team down. The fans might cheer him off, and the manager might support him publicly, but he’s knackering the team, and risking the result."
Gerrard was fuming after the draw at Dundee(Image: SNS Group)
Rangers dropped another two points in the draw at Dundee at the weekend – a performance that sparked fury from Gerrard.
The Ibrox boss slammed his players as he warned them to improve or he will replace them.
Strachan, though, doesn’t think that will prove easy as he dismissed the club’s recruitment as unimpressive.
The 61-year-old added: "Who in the English Premier League would take any of Steven’s players at the moment? I don’t think there’d be a rush for them. But, for celtic’s squad, there’d be a scramble for one or two of them.
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"Rangers seem better suited to European fixtures. The ideas that Steven and Gary McAllister have in terms of playing football is more beneficial when you’re counter attacking. In Scotland, teams sit against you, and you need people to open them up.
"That’s what celtic have got with Callum McGregor and James Forrest, someone who can beat two people. Rangers are doing all the right things, the club is trying to go in the right direction, but do they have the quality of celtic? No.
"The final pass is a problem, James Tavernier is the only one I see just now who regularly makes assists. He’s got that bit of quality that’s a wee bit different. The question for Rangers is where do they get more of that quality? It’s not easy to find, and the recruitment has been less than impressive for Rangers.
"Every transfer is a gamble. There are players in England on £500,000-a-week and they’re not successful, so there are no guarantees. And you have to gamble sometimes. So Steven is right – yes, he has to keep trying to find players.
"I’m sure he’ll be looking at this youth team as well but, if there’s nothing there that’ll blow you away, you have to go into the market. There’s only so much coaching you can do, there’s a point where players can’t improve any more so you have to look elsewhere."
Strachan accepts there is a challenge to celtic this season – but insisted Rangers remain years behind them.
He said: "It’s great to have a title race in Scotland – Rangers could win the title, but I don’t think they will. celtic are still by far the best squad, who’ve been together a long time and know what’s needed, with individual players who can win games.
"celtic are at least two years ahead of Rangers just now. But I’m sure Steven and Gary will bring them closer and closer – as long as it’s not too close, that’s all right with me."