By Daniel Feliciano

15th Jan, 2022 | 12:15pm

'Top boy' - Kris Boyd backs Alfredo Morelos to get back to his best for Rangers

Former Rangers striker Kris Boyd believes Alfredo Morelos can return to his best form and become the ‘top boy’ of the division once again.

Morelos started the season slowly this year but since the arrival of Giovanni van Bronckhorst at Ibrox the Colombian has scored six goals in eight games.

That has put him second in the golden boot race behind Tony Watt of Motherwell, but Boyd thinks by the end of the season he could return to the top of the rankings while speaking exclusively to the Scottish Sun.

“If Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos continues the way he is going at the moment then he might finish as top boy.

“The Colombian didn’t begin the season very well, but he’s making up for that now. Giovanni van Bronckhorst is certainly getting a tune out of Morelos and he has just won the Player of the Month award.

“People concentrate on the here-and-now and forget what happened in August and September when he was a shadow of himself.

“However, there are signs that Morelos and his team-mates are getting back to the levels which saw them run amok last term.

“When Morelos performs well Rangers perform well, and he has certainly been the catalyst for their upturn in fortunes.

“I’ve said plenty of times his team needs more from him but they are getting that right now.”


If Morelos is on fire, then Rangers are a far better team than anyone else in the country.

While he has his flaws, mainly in the disciplinary area of the game, Morelos is a top tier striker and brings almost a guarantee of goals to a team chasing trophies.

At just 25-years-old he still has his best years ahead of him too, so Rangers should milk it for as much as they can while they have him.

Boyd is right when he says that the Colombian has the ability to be the ‘top boy’, having been described as ‘unplayable’ in the past, and that only spells danger for the rest of the league.

With a reliable goalscorer on form, the Blues essentially start every game 1-0 up with him in the team and considering they don’t usually concede many it’s enough to earn them points.

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