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Alex McLeish has predicted that Alfredo Morelos will score plenty of crucial goals for Rangers upon his return from his SFA charge.
The Colombian is currently serving a two-match ban for his elbow against Dundee United and will miss this weekend’s clash with Motherwell.
Morelos hasn’t had the best of seasons so far and has only scored three times, something McLeish expects him to turnaround when back available.
Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, he said, “He probably, in a sense, needs to have that edge about him. When you have that edge and go over the top then, of course, it doesn’t work for the team, it certainly doesn’t work for the individual.
“I would have put that down to frustration because he’s not been scoring recently, he’s been playing more coming towards the ball, rather than getting himself in the box.
“He needs to get hold of himself, and say, well I’m doing well for the team, I’m not scoring but it’ll come – I’ll get some crucial goals.”
Morelos only having three goals in his 13 appearances, is something that simply doesn’t make sense given his previous form.
Even when he isn’t scoring goals, he is close to the headlines. Steven Gerrard has defended the striker and even backed him to return in great form too.
That ruthless edge makes Morelos the player he is, and he wouldn’t have it any other way.
According to Wyscout, the 24-year-old has only hit 30% of his shots on target, as well as only winning 36.7% of his duels against opposing sides.
This needs to change, and he must use this frustration as motivation to find the back of the net frequently when he returns – something McLeish backs him to do.
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