Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos faces a race against time if he is going to be fit to face Aberdeen at Pittodrie this coming weekend.
The Gers forward â€“ who has six goals in the Scottish Premier League so far this season – has been missing since sustaining a hip injury against Dundee at Den Park last Friday.
As a result, the striker was absent from Rangers’ 3-0 victory against Aberdeen on Wednesday night â€“ a win that put them just three points behind their counterparts â€“ and the forward now has a challenge to be fit for the reverse fixture on Sunday.
But according to Gers interim manager Graeme Murty, he does not know whether he will have the striker available for selection to play against the Dons.
“Alfredo at the moment is under the care of our physios,” the Yorkshireman said on Tuesday prior to Wednesday night’s match against Aberdeen on the Gers YouTube channel.
“He took a really nasty bang to his iliac crest, and there is a lot of swelling in that area – it is very sore. It is too soon to make a decision on him.”
The Colombian forward had started the league campaign brightly but lately goals have been hard to come by, and he has failed to find the back of the net in his last ten Rangers appearances.
In the four matches since Murty has taken temporary charge, veteran striker Kenny Miller been chosen to lead the line so whoever is able to feature for the Gers will likely be a partner to the 37-year-old, who has two goals in the SPL this season.
The Glasgow club head to the Granite City knowing that a win will put Rangers level on points with their rivals but above on goal difference.
Old Firm enemy Celtic remain seven points ahead and it looks very unlikely that they will be caught, especially as they are yet to lose a game in this campaign.