Rangers fans must get behind stumbling star ahead of Leverkusen test
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Rangers fans must get behind stumbling star ahead of Leverkusen test

With Alfredo Morelos off-the-boil, many Rangers fans are questioning whether or not the club’s top scorer should start against form German outfit Bayer Leverkusen.

Since the turn of 2020, Alfredo has looked a shadow of the rampant, physical force which netted 28 goals in the first half of the season.

One goal in ten has followed since and as the goals have dried up so has the faith of many Rangers fans.

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But the notion that Rangers could drop their Colombian firebrand for the visit of the Bundesliga side is as preposterous as it is incredibly unlikely.

Morelos remains the joint top scorer in the competition proper despite not scoring in the two legs against Braga, his six goals tying him with Bruno Fernandes, Daichi Kamada and Andraz Sporar [BBC].

The 23-year-old has hit 14 goals in the competition as a whole this season, setting a new UEFA recognised record [UEFA] for the most goals in the first half of a campaign.

He is our best shot of grabbing a goal and far from berating him for his woeful form, the fans need to get behind the striker for a match which could turn everything for Morelos, and for Rangers.

Even when Morelos hasn’t scored in Europe – the Feyenoord match a case in point – Morelos has been formidable solitary striker and a vital out-ball for the Ibrox side.

Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been off the boil but the club will need him firing v Leverkusen. (Photo by Mark Runnacles/Getty Images)

We have no player who can replace the striker’s ability to link-up play and give Rangers a chance on the break.

If fans are serious about dropping the club’s top scorer for Rangers’ biggest match of the season, then who exactly are they planning on replacing him with?