Alfredo Morelos proved the matchwinner for Rangers once again on Wednesday and BBC pundit Michael Stewart finally found it in himself to praise one of our players.

Livingston proved a tough nut to crack but Morelos knocked on the door throughout.

He should have had a first-half penalty when he was brought down by goalkeeper Max Stryjek.


Then he had two good chances to score after the break before slotting in a rebound from Ryan Kent’s saved shot to grab the winner.

That showed his determination to keep going, and we were rewarded big time in the end.

Commenting on the forward for BBC’s Sportscene, Stewart said (13:54), “He’s improving, now, I think the early part of the season has been disappointing, the back end of last season as well.

“But he’s starting to get back to those levels that we saw for a large chunk of the earlier part of last season.

“When he’s like that he causes real problems for opponents and I think that was a typical display from him there today.

“Lots of chances, eventually getting a goal and he’s the matchwinner.”


It is nice for the former Scotland international to finally offer us a bit of recognition, though he still could not avoid a little dig at Morelos in the process.

Just because he has not got as many goals this season it does not mean he has been poor, Michael.

At least it is a turnaround from last December when he called for the striker to be dropped and accused him of “undermining” the team [Daily Record].

The fact we look set to win the title in March suggests Morelos, like the rest of the team, has played his part.

We missed him when he was recently suspended, too, so his importance should not be underplayed.

He misses chances, of course, but so do many top strikers, and Morelos makes up for it with the opportunities he creates.

The Colombian contributed directly to eight out of the nine goals scored against Royal Antwerp.

He is a big game player, and that has been vital to our success this season.

In other Rangers news, Jim White tweeted an instant five-word reaction as Rangers clinched 1-0 win v Livingston.


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