Rangers hero Kevin Thomson has been raving about Ibrox star Scott Arfield – and believes the Canadian star is “key” to getting the best out of Alfredo Morelos.

The Rangers star has scored a number of vital goals already this year and Thomson admits he was one of “few players” involved against Hamilton that would be able to score the “unbelievable” goal that he did.

MANCHESTER, UNITED KINGDOM - MAY 14: Konstantin Zyrianov of Zenit St. Petersburg is challenged by Kevin Thomson of Glasgow Rangers during the UEFA Cup Final between Zenit St. Petersburg and Glasgow Rangers at the City of Manchester Stadium on May 14, 2008 in Manchester, England.

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Thomson highlighted the “really clever runs” Arfield makes to support Morelos in the final third of the pitch with the former Falkirk, Huddersfield and Burnley star in a “rich vein of form.”

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“The manager said at the start of the season that he had hit unbelievable heights last season, he took the team by storm and took the league by storm,” Thomson told the Glasgow Times.

“He was one of the fan favourites with the trademark celebration and he was very popular.

“He set those standards in his first season and was then maybe a bit stop-start at times and it has been harder for him to get to those heights. But in recent weeks he has popped up with some great goals.

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“The finish against Hamilton was unbelievable and he was one of few players on the pitch that were capable of doing that.

“He could have had two against Kilmarnock and scored against Livingston. So he is in a rich vein of form and I think he is key in linking midfield to Alfredo, he makes really clever runs and supports Alfredo really well.”

Arfield has hit the net six times already since the turn of the year, and has been vital for the Light Blues amid their poor form since the winter break.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - JANUARY 29: Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates scoring his team's second goal during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Ross County at Ibrox Stadium on January 29, 2020 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The Rangers star will almost certainly start against Braga on Thursday night in the Europa League and will be hoping to continue his purple patch a little bit longer.

With the Gers’ season hanging by a thread after the disappointing start to 2020, Arfield’s determination and drive could be vital in helping them end their slump and get back to their best.

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