Rangers crushed Ross County on the road last night and are in such good form at the minute, that even the likes of Chris Sutton are being forced into praise.

The former Celtic striker turned regular BT Sport pundit, is always the first one to pull Rangers up for anything that isn’t perfect.

Sutton criticised the signing of Ryan Kent before later contradicting himself. (photo by Vagelis Georgariou/Action Plus via Getty Images)

However, during BT Sport show ‘Early Kick-Off’ which was shown ahead of the Gers’ fixture in Dingwall on Wednesday evening, he was full of praise for both the team and it’s talismanic striker, Alfredo Morelos.

“Rangers were absolutely phenomenal in Porto,” said Sutton. “I thought their second-half performance was so mature.”

“Porto are a European great side, but Rangers dominated the second-half.”

He went on to assert that Steven Gerrard’s team were well worth the point they took from the Dragao, before touching on El Bufalo.

The Colombian forward scored the equaliser in that tie, which was his tenth European goal of the season.

Morelos celebrates after netting in Porto. (Photo by Octavio Passos/Getty Images)

Sutton referred to Morelos as: “A guy, who, this season, is really maturing as a player.”

When asked by Robbie Savage if he’s now the best striker in Scotland, Sutton said “not quite, but he’s getting there”, in a clear nod to Hoops frontman Odsonne Edouard.

It’s unlikely that notorious wind-up merchant, Sutton, enjoyed praising the Gers. Yet, after they dominated a team who reached the quarter-finals of the Champions League last season, he really wasn’t left with much choice.

Going forward, if Rangers can reach those levels consistently in domestic competition, he won’t be the only one with Celtic connections who begins to get a little twitchy.

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