Alfredo Morelos last night wound the clock back several years and produced his finest performance for an age as the Colombian hitman scored twice and nailed an assist in an dominant and impressive display, which mixed a bit of his classic indiscipline into the mix too.
The striker, whose future has been under huge speculation for the best part of five years since that January after his initial arrival saw offers coming in and his admission he wanted England’s Premier League, rolled back the months/years to produce a classic Morelos display for Rangers, as he bagged a brace and provided a big assist too.
Was this a sign he wants to stay, or was it the shop window?
Who knows, you’d have to ask him, but it made a nice change to see his performance at this level, even if the first half was tempered by a bit of his classic tempestuousness as he found himself given a deserved booking and getting a little hot under the collar.
He rallied to get it under control, and had an excellent second half in a performance which showed what he can be when he’s in form.
There is no question that in form he’s a handful, and while he’ll never be the gifted clinical finisher Ibrox striker rival Antonio Colak is, he offers a big presence up front and a lot of movement, something the Croatian isn’t known to excel in.
Morelos could be creeping back into form, but like fellow Rangers contract rebel Ryan Kent, he hasn’t signed the new deal yet and shows no sign of doing so – performances like he showed in Kilmarnock give teases, glimpses of what Rangers fans have been missing from him for so long, and they’re a pretty good advert of his talents for potential suitors as well.
We still suspect the Rangers hitman wants the move, but if he keeps on producing like he did on that dodgy pitch, more and more Rangers fans will be eager he changes his mind. Perhaps he’s used up all his goodwill and it’s just a token parting gift, but there’s little doubt what the man can do when he’s in the mood.
And he’s still nowhere near at his physical best…