Former Rangers striker Kenny Miller has praised Alfredo Morelos for scoring his 100th goal for the Scottish club.
The Colombian international reached the milestone by netting the winner against St Mirren in the 2-1 win at the weekend. It was, though, only his sixth goal in 17 appearances this season and Miller hopes the forward can kick on from here:
“For Rangers to be successful, to stay at the top of the league and win cups, Alfredo needs to be firing and scoring goals. There’s no doubt about it. He’s the focal point of the team, that’s five years he’s been at the club now I think. He’s got better, but I’d say in the last 18 months he’s not been quite as eye-catching and the amount of goals he’s scored is not as many as the previous season or two. For him to be at the top of his game, Rangers have got a better chance of being successful this year.”
“He lives right on the edge, he’s a confident lad in his own ability and it’s a wonderful achievement. To score 100 goals in less than 200 games is outstanding, big, big numbers. If he maintains that then you’d take that from your striker, a one-in-two level. It’s a fantastic achievement, well done to him, and I’m sure he’ll just want to continue that form and add to it.”
It was an instinctive finish from Morelos at St Mirren Park, glancing the ball into the net, and he must be given credit for being in the right place at the right time.
There have been times this season where the 25-year-old has simply not been getting into positions to score, whilst there does appear to be far less intensity to his game.
Some, including his manager, have questioned his commitment to the cause and it is now up to Morelos to build on this goal as we head into a crucial stage of the season.