ANDY HALLIDAY has revealed that he didn't want Alfredo Morelos to take Rangers' penalty against Celtic in the League Cup final in December.

The Colombian striker saw his penalty saved by Fraser Forster as the Gers fell to an agonising cup final defeat against their bitter rivals.

Morelos was charged with the responsibility of taking the spot kick, but if it was down to Halliday he would have opted for skipper James Tavernier.

The former Ibrox midfielder believes the Colombian is a "poor finisher" despite being an "unbelievable goal scorer".

Asked if Morelos should have taken the penalty on Open Goal, Halliday said: "No, if I'm honest, no.

"See the thing is with Alfredo? I'd go as far to say he's a poor finisher, but he's an unbelievable goal scorer.

"He's one of those who you'd watch in game and training and he'd scaff everything into the bottom corner and you'd think that was ugly as anything, but it just goes in all the time!

"I think the biggest thing you need with penalties is composure which is why I felt Tav was a brilliant penalty taker for us.

"Although it got took off him because I think he missed two in a row, he took so many pressure penalties and scored them.

"I didn't want Alfredo to take that penalty, no.

"It's similar to the Scottish Cup semi-final when Patrick Roberts missed that chance.

"You do think, this is our day. Certain stuff's going for you, certain stuff's not.

"On that day, just nothing went for us.

"It's probably one of the most one sided Old Firm games I've played in in terms of Rangers' favour.

"Just nothing went for us. Fraser Forster was just unbelievable on the day.

"Nothing really went for Alfredo either. The majority of the chances fell to him.

"At the end of that game, that was one where the dressing room was real low.

"It felt like a chance missed in terms of throughout the game we felt we deserved to win it."