A big afternoon for fan favourite - can he deliver?
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Alfredo Morelos the key to Rangers victory over St Mirren

It has been a busy week for Rangers.
Gerrard’s men avoided a potential banana skin at Cowdenbeath in the Scottish Cup, before two new signings – Matt Polster and Glen Kamara – arrived, and Jordan Rossiter left on loan.

Rossiter joined League Two club, Bury, until the end of the season. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

With the transfer window now shut, it’s time to get back to the bread and butter.
A Saturday afternoon league fixture at home to St Mirren, is just that.

While many eyes will still be scrutinising recent arrivals, the Gers’ main man didn’t join this month.
Alfredo Morelos is halfway through his second season with the club and
he just keeps getting better.
In the Boxing Day fixture against Hibs, he reached 20 goals for the season.

The 22-year-old has been extremely influential this campaign. (photo by Alan Rennie/Action Plus via Getty Images)

That’s a fine achievement. Yet, if Rangers are to win something, he’s going to need a lot more than that.

Fortunately, he is already off the mark in 2019.
He rounded off the scoring with a composed finish away at Livingston, last Sunday.
However, St Mirren will be scrapping for survival from here on in. Oran Kearney will set his team up to frustrate at Ibrox.

St Mirren are one point behind Dundee at the foot of the table. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

The Colombian provides an X-factor The Buddies’ manager simply can’t legislate for, though.
If Morelos is on his game, he will be too much for a leaky defence which concedes an average of two goals per game.
The Colombian is crucial to Rangers’ chances this afternoon.

Let’s hope he hits his straps and stretches his lead as the Premiership’s top goalscorer.

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