RANGERS could look to prevent striker Alfredo Morelos from representing Colombia this month over Coronavirus fears.

Morelos scored the second goal during the 3-0 win over St Mirren on Saturday as Steven Gerrard's side moved to within a point of the Premiership title.

The 24-year-old could be selected to face Brazil and Paraguay in World Cup qualifiers on March 26 and 31 but Rangers will consider their options before allowing Morelos to travel to South America.

Gerrard said: “That decision might be taken out of my hands by the board.

“You've got to respect the club first and foremost who pay the players' wages.

“A decision hasn't been made yet but I think we're going to have to do some more work in terms of [assessing] the risks, where the players are going to be and what affects that could have further down the line.

“One thing we won't do is put this club or the people at this club in jeopardy. We won't take any risks with anybody else.

“So we'll try to make decisions based on common sense and the safety of everyone really.

“We'll come to that... It has come up but we haven't made a 100 per cent decision on that. But I'm sure the board will want the players to stay put."