Rangers legend Colin Stein believes Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos will be “determined” to get back scoring for the Gers – and prove his doubters wrong following his Old Firm miss.
The Colombian striker has come in for criticism after hitting the post from only a few yards out against Celtic despite scoring 17 goals already this season.
Morelos is Rangers’ top scorer so far this season and Stein believes that Morelos won’t hide away when the Gers face Kilmarnock this weekend and will be bursting a gut to get his name on the scoresheet.
“It is all about confidence with a striker. When you are scoring goals, it comes easy but when you miss you have to go again, it is as simple as that,” Stein said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“You can’t just turn your back if you have a bad game. You have to work at it and get yourself back in there again to score the next one and he will be determined to score in the next game.”
The weekend defeat by Brendan Rodgers’ side leaves the Gers nine points behind their bitter rivals and facing a near-impossible task to catch them.
The two sides also have a Scottish Cup semi-final to come next month as the Gers try and end a seven-year wait for a major trophy while Celtic look to secure a historic back-to-back treble.
Football Insider verdict:
Morelos has had a few horror misses already since arriving at Ibrox and shown no ill-effect afterwards so there’s little doubt this will be similar. After 17 goals in 35 games in his debut season in Scotland, the Colombian should be cut a little slack as he’s shown repeatedly how vital he can be for Graeme Murty’s side. Morelos has all the potential to be a clinical top-level striker but, like the best of them, there’s going to be some really, really bad misses along the way. Stein will have seen more than a few at Ibrox in his long history with the club and seen more than a few strikers brush it off and go on to smash records and lift trophies.
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