Rangers star Alfredo Morelos stands on the brink of Ibrox goalscoring history – and he may well make it tonight should the balls fall against Sparta Prague.
Colombian striker Morelos is set to become the first South American player in Rangers history to score 100 goals and is now only two strikes away from the total.
When Morelos achieves this, he will be the first player since Kenny Miller to become an Ibrox centurion and only the second non-British player to achieve the feat.
The other was South African Johnny Hubbard, the so-called Penalty King who scored 106 times for the Gers in total.
Morelos – who at 25 still has the best years of his career to come – is on the verge of achieving this feat with Rangers at a time of significant progress but so much of that is down to the Colombian.
Nights like Sparta Prague were made for Alfredo Morelos
Not only has the feisty forward’s contribution fired us to the Scottish Premiership and the hallowed 55, but the striker’s already a Rangers record holder for the most European goals.
Morelos’ 25 Rangers strikes on the European stage are four more than Ally McCoist – the club’s record scorer – ever managed and it’s testament to the ability of the Colombian.
When that 100th goal goes in – and it will go in – Morelos’ time at Rangers is sure to be reflected on with each strike simultaneously more important than the last.
But it’s on that European stage where the striker – who joined in 2017 from HJK Helsinki in a £1m deal whilst Pedro Caixinha was in charge – where the forward has truly made his name.
The Gers are preparing ahead of a tough clash with Sparta Prague this evening and we wouldn’t be betting against Rangers’ man for the big occasions not only firing the team to glory but joining the 100 club in the process.
Here’s how we’re predicting the Gers to line up v Sparta as the Ibrox club comes to terms with the absence of the likes of Connor Goldson and Ryan Kent.