Michael Gardyne has opened up on what was said during a flash point with Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos at the weekend.

The Ross County midfielder was involved in an incident with the Gers attacker before exchanging words with defender Connor Goldson.

An SFA investigation as has since been launched into an alleged 'homophobic slur', but according to Gardyne's agent Tom Callaghan, the Staggies man strongly denies those allegations.

READ MORE: Former chairman Dave King provides update on his £5million Rangers loan deal

He told the Daily Record: "I have spoken to Michael at length and some of the allegations that have been made are absolutely ludicrous.

"The only term that Michael used was f****.

READ MORE: Dave King opens up on fall-out rumours, relationship with the Ibrox board and Rangers share sale to Club 1872

"He said it to Morelos after he landed his studs into the side of him, after the initial challenge.

"He repeated the phrase again to Connor Goldson.

"There was absolutely nothing of a homophobic or racial nature.

"We will back and defend Michael all the way to clear his name."