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.