Alfredo Morelos is back

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GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates towards a TV camera after scoring his team's fourth goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premier League match between Rangers and Dundee United at Ibrox Stadium on February 21, 2021 in Glasgow, Scotland. Sporting stadiums around the UK remain under strict restrictions due to the Coronavirus Pandemic as Government social distancing laws prohibit fans inside venues resulting in games being played behind closed doors. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Remember the date – 21/02/21. What was the significance of this date?

It was the first time in the SPL since 2019 Alfredo Morelos has put in a real shift against SPL opponents aside Aberdeen or Celtic, and he looked beyond happy doing it.

As Ibrox Noise’s Kevin regaled you with earlier in the week, his performance in Belgium was completely outstanding – it only lacked a goal.

But his ability to do the same domestically has been conspicuous by its absence, and only a big win at Pittodrie and his routine mischief v Celtic has stood out on league business since literally late 2019.

But on Sunday, we saw Scotland’s best striker deliver against much ‘lesser’ SPL opponents, and he was simply outstanding – he even got his goal, regardless of fortune.

Morelos managed 7 shots, 5 on target, with a fine 87% passing rate.

He was everywhere, and while he came deeper as well, this was much more the Morelos he used to be, the most valuable player in Scotland when he plays to this level, and Rangers’ best player.

Marauding in the box, coming deep to link up, pulling defenders around, and some excellent touches, this is what the Colombian can be, but he’s only done this in Europe or v the better sides in the SPL recently.

That he now delivered against more lowly opposition might just be a sign Morelos is coming back.

And that is seriously welcome.

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  1. I’ve stuck by the big yin through thick and thin and glad to see him getting plaudits from the rest of the fanbase again. I understand we all want him Scoring freely but as long as the team is winning and he’s terrorising folk, I’m all for it! So much so I wrote a tune about him. Check it ‘El Bufalo’ by ‘We All Talk Pish’ (WATP) on Spotify etc now

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