Stephen O'Donnell: "Rangers' Alfredo Morelos is 'equal' to Sam Cosgrove"
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Stephen O'Donnell: "Rangers' Alfredo Morelos is 'equal' to Sam Cosgrove"

Kilmarnock full-back Stephen O’Donnell has claimed that Celtic’s Odsonne Edouard is the best striker in the league – and that Rangers’ Alfredo Morelos is on-par with Aberdeen’s Sam Cosgrove.

The Scotland international was responding to the ongoing debate over the Rangers and Celtic forwards and did acknowledge Morelos’ ability.

And whilst there is undoubtedly a case to be made for each striker, the notion that Sam Cosgrove is on a par with the Colombian is either trolling or ludicrous.

O’Donnell had a particularly torrid time of it during the international break with Scotland. (Photo by Alex Morton – UEFA/UEFA via Getty Images)

“I’d probably say Edouard. I think when he is on song he has got everything,” said O’Donnell, as quoted by the Scottish Sun.

“He is tall, athletic, his quality on the ball, dribbling. Everything about him. He looks like a top player.

“Equally, the two – Morelos and Cosgrove. There is a lot of good strikers in the league.

“Morelos obviously there was talk of him leaving this window.

“I don’t know if anything was ever close to happening but he is a top player and if Rangers lose him he would be a massive miss.”

Fair enough if you’re to choose Edouard but to knock Alfredo down a peg to Cosgrove’s level smacks of pettiness.

One is a highly rated 23-year-old Colombian international with the world at his feet. The other was playing non-league football two years ago.

Sam Cosgrove might know where the net is for Aberdeen – but can you take anyone seriously who claims he’s at the level of Alfredo Morelos? (Photo by Scott Baxter/Getty Images)

It’s not the first time O’Donnell has taken a sly dig at the Colombian striker either.

Back at the end of last season O’Donnell openly admitted that he’d conned referee Willie Collum to win a match-deciding penalty against Rangers for Kilmarnock [Clyde SSB].

In doing so he also took aim at Alfredo – who he suggested was a much bigger diver than himself.