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Alex McLeish has hailed Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos for his performances against Royal Antwerp and Dundee United this week.

The Colombian came back into the side in Belgium after serving his three-game ban and kept his starting spot at Ibrox this afternoon.

Looking past his lucky strike against Dundee, McLeish has been impressed by the all-round game of Morelos, with his runs causing great danger to any side.

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Speaking exclusively to Ibrox News, McLeish said, “I thought he had a really sound game.

“He was busy, he caused problems for the defenders making those little runs out wide. He comes in at a dangerous manner.

“That’s great teamwork but it’s his ability to read the game, you can imagine how many people would have stumbled at that rebound, and that’s the art of good strikers.”

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With Roofe out injured, and the likes of Cedric Itten not firing on all cylinders, it is critical that Morelos steps up, and he has so far.

The South American added another assist to his tally this afternoon, although that may get forgotten about quickly due to the incredible strike from Joe Aribo.

His goal may not be forgotten though thanks to the lucky deflection, but it was his hard work that got him that chance to leave with his name on the scoresheet.

Morelos often has these spells where he sees red and it costs him, but hopefully, this is the start of a new Bufalo, one who can consistently find the back of the net without getting in trouble.

In other Rangers news, many Bears blown away by Allan McGregor in big win v Dundee

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