'Superb' Rangers star lauded by manager of rival Premiership club
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'Superb' Rangers star lauded by manager of rival Premiership club

Rangers star Alfredo Morelos has been lauded by Callum Davidson, the manager of rival Premiership club St Johnstone.

Morelos made a slow start to the season but has scored five goals in his last six appearances across all competitions and was back to somewhere approaching his best in a 2-0 win over the Saints at Ibrox on Wednesday night.

Alfredo Morelos has been much improved since the departure of Steven Gerrard and arrival of Giovanni van Bronckhorst. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

He was lively throughout and was heavily involved in both goals.

The Colombia international headed home from close range on the stroke of half-time to give the hosts the lead and just four minutes after the interval, he set up Ryan Kent, who gave Rangers breathing space with just his second goal of the season.

El Bufalo was so good that even the opposition manager praised him after the match.

“I don’t want to talk about other players in opposition teams but I thought Morelos was superb,” said Davidson [The Herald].

“When the ball came to him it stuck and he linked it, it was dead simple. When he wasn’t sure, he just played a safe pass.

“It was really good forward play.”

Rival Premiership club manager Callum Davidson has lauded Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Morelos has received plenty of criticism for his fitness levels, attitude and finishing this season but he’s improved markedly since Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s appointment and now his overall numbers look decent.

The 25-year-old has scored 12 goals and registered four assists from 27 appearances across all competitions and he’ll be licking his lips with home games against Dundee United and St Mirren up next.

Of course, it may be no coincidence that he suddenly looks leaner and more motivated with the January transfer window just around the corner, but if he keeps up this kind of form, supporters will be desperate for him to stay a little longer.

Meanwhile, an emerging striker was on target for Rangers U18s in an important league win earlier this week.