Morelos’ return could be all the difference for Rangers

Morelos’ return could be all the difference for Rangers
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - FEBRUARY 21: Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates 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)

There are a hundred theories flying about right now as to why Rangers’ form at present isn’t as impressive as it arguably should be, and going into a CL crunch second leg, it’s imperative the situation improves ASAP.

But one man really hasn’t played any role at all this season, amidst a late return and low fitness, and if there’s one Rangers player who absolutely thrives at this level, it’s Alfredo Morelos.

Without any doubt, few of Rangers’ stars have shone at European level like he has, with some sterling displays and in cases single-handedly doing the damage against teams like Feyenoord.

His return tomorrow, while not at the fittest state the Colombian would like, is still a massive boost and will see his career debut in the Champions League at any level, following such superb seasons in the Europa League.

Is it going to be the difference? Remove Messi from Barca… well we’ll see on that example’s front, but being serious, take away a team’s attacking talisman and you hamstring them massively, and the European display given in Sweden last week was nothing like the titanic Euro nights matches featuring the ex-HJK man have featured in.

We do think he rises for these occasions more than the league – he knows the big league clubs are watching and whether it’s for a move or anything else, Morelos saves his best for these matches consistently.

His strong hold up play, his powerful body, his layoffs and the brilliant way he drags defenders out of position not to mention all the fouls he wins are massive fillips at this level and could well aid Rangers in a way Cedric Itten just couldn’t last week.

Tomorrow we’ll see if Morelos can get Rangers motoring again.

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