Barry Ferguson has defended Alf Morelos against accusations that the striker is carrying too much weight.
Ally McCoist and Kris Boyd, two strikers that enjoyed a pre-match Happy Meal (king size), have criticised the Colombian who stumbled to his 100th Sevco goal at the weekend with just 59 of them coming in the SPFL.
The goal at St Mirren was his third league strike of the season, one more than Tony Ralston but enough to launch a media frenzy to celebrate an incredible achievement.
Eight transfer windows full of speculation about a big money move have come and gone since Morelos moved to Ibrox with his disciplinary record and attitude towards fitness failing to entice an offer of Dembele Dollars.
Criticism from McCoist and Boyd will be particularly hurtful but Alloa boss Ferguson was more generous as he assessed four seasons in Scotland that has earned Morelos one winners medal.
Picking up on his appearance on Go Radio, The Sun reports Ferguson saying:
I think he is just one of those players who is heavy set. I played with Charlie Adam, a player who when you see him in a dressing room is a fit, fit man.
I think Morelos is in that sort of category. I think people are saying he is overweight because of his lack of form, because he has not been scoring goals.
Every player can get a bit fitter; I’m sure Steven Gerrard would want Morelos to get a bit fitter, but I don’t think he’s massively overweight.
He carries a bit of timber, but I’ve played with a number of players who have carried a bit of timber, like Kris Boyd. People would say he’s a bit heavy, but he knew where the back of the net was.
Morelos is under contract until May 2023, his last contract extension was signed in March 2019.