By Aramide Oladipo

Rangers midfielder Graham Dorrans has heaped heavy praise on fellow new recruit Alfredo Morelos and claimed that the striker’s fine start to the season is down to his work in the “gym”.

Morelos, 21, has enjoyed a wonderful start to life at Ibrox, quickly establishing himself as one of the standout performers at the club, contributing with seven goals in eight appearances in all competitions.

The Colombian produced another fine display on Saturday afternoon, notching up a brace as Rangers comfortably strolled to a 4-1 home victory against Dundee.

The striker is currently level with Rangers loanee Michael O’Halloran at the top of the SPL goalscoring chart with five goals apiece.

Morelos’ goals have seen Rangers close the gap on their Old Firm rivals Celtic to three points as they currently sit in fourth position.

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Speaking to the Scottish Sun, Dorrans reveals that the Colombian is working hard off the pitch in order to ensure that he excels when it called upon for the team.

“Al has done great,” he said.

“He’s a natural scorer. You can see it every day in training.

“He’s a good finisher and long may it continue. He practises it so hopefully he can continue that.

“He’s also a strong boy. He is still young so he’s in the gym every day doing his work.

“He’s a good finisher and if he keeps scoring it will be great for us.”

Dorrans has also enjoyed a great start to his Rangers career, contributing with two goals and one assist in six matches in all competitions.

Both players are likely to feature in the SPL fixture on Friday evening when Rangers travel to Partick Thistle.

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