Top class int'l midfielder says 'outstanding' 23y.o Ger is taking his game up a level
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Steven Davis praises Rangers ace Morelos for goals ratio and maturity

As quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times, Steven Davis has reserved special praise for his teammate, Alfredo Morelos, ahead of tonight’s Europa League qualifying playoff round encounter against Legia Warsaw.

The 23-year-old attacker has begun this season in fine style, as he looks to kick on from a 30-goal return across 2018/19.

So far, he has nine goals in eight appearances, with five goals coming in his last three outings.

Morelos is delivering for Steven Gerrard so far this season. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

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He netted home and away in the 7-3 aggregate victory over FC Midtjylland which was completed last week, and those displays, in particular, impressed Davis.

Steven Davis praises Rangers teammate Morelos

“I think he (Morelos) is very good and he has got a lot of potential still to fulfil as well,” said the 34-year-old, as quoted by the Glasgow Evening Times. “The goals to games ratio is outstanding and we all know that he is a massive player for us.”

“His performances against Midtjylland are two of his most complete performances in my time here over the course of the whole games and everything he brought to it.

“There was a maturity to him as well on from what we have seen last season. He is always improving, he is getting better and I am sure he will continue in that trend.”

El Bufalo tucks away his second at Ibrox last Thursday. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Verdict

This is high praise from Davis, who is a top-class international midfielder in his own right. With over 100 caps for Northern Ireland and years of experience of the Premier League, he’s seen plenty of excellent strikers in his time.

Yet, it’s understandable that he’s been so impressed by Morelos so far this season. Whether named in the starting line-up or coming off the bench to replace Jermain Defoe, the Colombian has looked hungrier than ever for goals.

He was near unplayable against Midtjylland, especially in the home leg. He’s still got that fire in the belly, but while it’s early days yet, he also appears to have cleaned up his disciplinary act.

So far, he has just one yellow card to his name, keeping the usual critics at bay for the meantime.

Both Davis and Morelos should be in action tonight and will be key if the Gers are to emerge from the Polish Army Stadium in Warsaw with a positive result.


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