By James Black
Rangers star Alfredo Morelos has praised manager Pedro Caixinha following his summer move – calling the Ibrox boss “excellent.”
Morelos moved to Ibrox in a £1million move from HJK Helsinki during the summer and revealed Caixinha has had a huge hand in helping him settle in his new environment as he acclimatises to life in Glasgow.
The Colombian has been a revelation since swapping Finland for Scotland – scoring eight times in his first twelve games for the Gers – but admits that the humiliating European exit to Progres Niederkorn wasn’t good enough.
“The coach is excellent,” Morelos said in an interview with South American podcast BRITmania, as quoted by the Daily Record website.
“He always supports me a lot and he told me whatever I needed, just to ask him.
“He has always treated me in the best way and helped me to improve.
“I am very happy personally with the way I have started.
“At Rangers, we did not start in the best way, but we had a lot of new players and hardly knew each other.
“We lost in Luxembourg, which was very bad.
“But it was a game where we were unlucky and they were very lucky.”
Morelos will almost certainly be involved on Friday night when the Gers travel to face St. Johnstone in a match the must win if they are to have any hope of challenging Celtic for the Scottish title.
Despite his blistering start to the season, Morelos has failed to score in his last three outings but will be eager to put that right against the McDiarmid Park side on Friday.
The two sides are level on points in the Scottish Premiership – and trail leaders Celtic and Aberdeen by six points – and know a win will put pressure on both Celtic and Aberdeen before they play later in the weekend.
The 20-year-old has been apparently attracting interest from down south with Aston Villa reported to have taken a look at the striker.