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TT Introduces: Alfredo Morelos, the man who can help Rangers to excel on the European stage

TT Introduces: Alfredo Morelos, the man who can help Rangers to excel on the European stage

In the SPL, Rangers have made a promising start under their new manager Steven Gerrard with the club currently sitting fifth in the table.

The Gers have taken 17 points from their first nine fixtures and are just two points behind rivals Celtic in second place, while they can also reduce the gap between themselves and leaders Hearts if they win their next league game against Kilmarnock at Ibrox.

As well as their performances in Scottish football’s top division, Rangers have also been impressive in the Europa League with striker Alfredo Morelos playing a massive role.

Morelos has already scored four goals in the competition since the qualifying rounds and has go on to help Rangers climb to the top of their group ahead of their Thursday night home tie versus Spartak Moscow.

The 22-year-old was in fine form last season having scored 14 goals and registered six assists in 35 SPL appearances and now appears to be replicating his domestic displays on the European stage, which bodes well for Rangers.

While Morelos has been guilty of missing a lot chances in the past, overall, he has been a terrific addition to Rangers’ squad, and one capable of restoring the club’s European pedigree.

Morelos recently won his first cap for the Colombia national team with Radamel Falcao coming out to talk up his compatriot after he made his international bow.

“I think we can look back this week and be encouraged by the young talent that is coming through in Colombia,” Falcao said (via the Daily Record) following September’s round of international fixtures.

“Alfredo Morelos is going to be a star for us. When you look at attitude he has and commitment he shows, he’s ready to get to the top. He could be a big player for Colombia for years to come. I liked his work rate and he’s willing to learn. There’s a lot to like when you look at the kids coming though.

“He’s already playing for his country at such a young age and it’s clear he will be a regular for years to come.”

Despite Falcao’s comments and Morelos’ performances in Europe, the former Helsingin Jalkapalloklubi man is far from the finished article. However, he is certainly heading down the right path, which is great news for Rangers’ European aspirations.

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