Rangers star flies thousands of miles to play in friendly during winter break
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Rangers star flies thousands of miles to play in friendly during winter break

Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos has flown thousands of miles back to Colombia during the winter break to take part in a friendly match.

Morelos started the season slowly, looking out of shape and at times, disinterested.

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However, he rediscovered his mojo around a month ago and has since scored six goals in eight matches, including one in the 2-0 Boxing Day win over St Mirren at Ibrox.

When the winter break was brought forward following the reintroduction of restrictions on attendances, El Buffalo and his teammates were given time off earlier than initially expected.

However, the 25-year-old isn’t using the time to get away from the game.

Instead, he’s flown several thousand miles back to his native Colombia, where he’ll take part in a ‘Day of the Stars challenge match’.

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The Scottish Sun reports that the friendly will be played at the Estadio Jaraguay in Monteria and while other Colombian internationals will also be involved, Morelos is the only Europe-based player set to feature.

The striker appeared to confirm that he had returned to Colombia via his Instagram story on Wednesday afternoon, posting a view of a swimming pool that features his initials, surname and playing number (20).

He didn’t share his location but simply captioned the image ‘Buenos dias’ with sun emojis.

Rangers fans will hope that Morelos makes it through the friendly unscathed and has no issues returning to the UK before competitive action returns.

The Gers’ next match is against Aberdeen at Pittodrie in just under three weeks.

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