Abdallah Sima equals Morelos and Colak record as Rangers man gets call up

Abdallah Sima equals Morelos and Colak record as Rangers man gets call up
GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 27: Abdallah Sima of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal during the Viaplay Cup match between Rangers and Livingston at Ibrox Stadium on September 27, 2023 in Glasgow, Scotland. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

We must offer a note of congratulations to Abdallah Sima who has not only become the first Rangers player since Antonio Colak to score in four consecutive matches, but has been rewarded for that outstanding form with a call up to Senegal.

We’re hearing claims that it was five in a row and it was Morelos, but this is just completely wrong – Morelos’ original record was actually four Rangers games in a row then scoring for his country (in 2019), so that’s 5, and it wasn’t all for Rangers. And Sima’s are simply four.

Colak managed four in a row, just like Morelos, so Rangers have some recent history for top strikers nailing four in a row.

If Sima can score in the next one, he’ll be the first Rangers player to score five matches in a row in… we couldn’t even tell you the last one to do that. We’re sure Opta will suss a way to find out.

But the point is he’s been rewarded for this excellent form with a Senegal call up – he’s already a national team player for the Lions de la Téranga but only modestly, just two caps, and this is a chance for him to build momentum on that.

It could be, after a really poor start to his Rangers career, that Abdallah Sima has finally figured himself out.

Ibrox Noise was brutally cautious on Sima, we were scathing, wrong player, bad player, duff signing, sack Beale you name it. But Rangers are lucking out here – Sima, despite his poor career up till now, has actually started to find himself.

He’s by no means the finished article, but he’s working on what he’s good at, and he’s very good at it indeed.

Will Rangers get him permanently – if progress continues and he keeps developing, every chance the club will try to work something out with Brighton to make it continue.

But then, that also depends on the new manager too.

But that’s all for later – well done to Abdallah Sima, and take your chance with your country well.

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