Rangers striker Jason Cummings has given his verdict on his blossoming strike partnership with Colombian Alfredo Morelos – and the Gers star believes the prospect of the duo terrorising defences together is “exciting.”
The pair featured together for the first time since Cummings’ arrival at the club in the 6-1 demolition of Ayr United in the Scottish Cup on Sunday with Morelos grabbing two goals and Cummings netting a sumptuous volley.
Supporters had been crying out to see the prolific duo given the opportunity to start together and were delighted to see it pay off with devastating effect.
Cummings admitted Morelos’ lack of English can make things a bit difficult and joked that the 21-year-old “knows more than he lets on.”
“We’ve got a few new faces in as well so we’re still gelling and getting used to each other,” Cummings said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“Sometimes partnerships just click. But often you need to get used to what they do. You need to work out if they are going short or long.
“It doesn’t help if they don’t speak English as well! That makes it a wee bit harder. You just have to use hand signals.
“To be fair, I think he knows more than he lets on. I think he picks and choses when he wants to listen.
“I can see us playing together and causing defenders problems. I can’t see many defenders looking at us two up front and thinking they are going to have an easy game. It’s exciting anyway.”
Morelos has scored 15 times so far this season in 30 appearances for the Light Blues after his £1million move from HJK Helsinki in the summer while Cummings’ strike against Ayr was his second after moving north from Nottingham Forest to join the Gers on loan last month.
The thumping win over the Honest Men has booked the Gers’ place in the quarter-finals of the Scottish Cup and a home tie with Championship side Falkirk.
The Light Blues are looking to lift their first major trophy since the 2011 Scottish Premiership win under Walter Smith and their first Scottish Cup since Nacho Novo’s wonder-strike sealed a 1-0 win over the Bairns in the 2009 final.
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