Kevin Phillips has given Alfredo Morelos a blueprint for what he must do to reignite his Rangers career.
The former Sunderland and Southampton striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, urged the 23-year-old to learn from Jamie Vardy’s performance on Monday.
Morelos has only scored once since the winter break – a strike against Hamilton Academical on February 8.
Jamie Vardy was goalless in eight matches for Leicester City but the Premier League top scorer put an end to that against Aston Villa with a second-half brace.
When asked what the Colombian must do to start firing again for the Gers, Phillips told Football Insider: “You have just seen it with Jamie Vardy. Seven games without a goal and gets dropped but comes off the bench and scores two.
“I do not think I ever went nine games without a goal but if I was on a drought I would work harder. I would not give anyone an excuse to have a go at me in training. I would certainly be looking at goals I have scored and reminding myself what it is like. Then staying out on the training an extra half hour and practice hitting the target.
“The worst thing you can do is mope about and feel sorry for yourself and hope everyone else feels sorry for you. You need to keep working hard, get your head down and show good attitude. If Morelos keeps getting in those positions as Jamie Vardy does, the goals will come.”
The Colombia international has found the net 29 times in 45 appearances this season.
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