'Do the right things' - Murty salutes star man after struggling in Hibernian loss
Rangers manager Graeme Murty has praised the attitude of star striker Alfredo Morelos after struggling to have the desired impact against Hibernianin in Saturday’s clash.
The Columbian forward was chosen to lead the line against Hibs but found it difficult to stamp his authority in the match, with the Light Bluess slipping to a 2-1 defeat in front of the Ibrox crowd.
Picking up a yellow card as he played out the full 90 minutes, Morelos was returning the the starting XI after being left out completely from the team which saw off Fraserburgh in the rearranged Scottish Cup match.
However, Murty has insisted that his absence had nothing to do with the transfer speculation which surrounded the 21-year-old on deadline day, and that he was impressed with the strong mental strength shown by the youngster in what proved to be a tough afternoon.
He told Sky Sports: “I thought he cut a frustrated figure at times because he was dealt with robustly.
“But he kept his focus. He had a goal chalked off and tried to do the right things and get in the right area.
“But for a couple of really good blocks he could have had a goal.”
Morelos has netted 13 goals in his 28 outings for the Gers this season, 11 of those strikes coming in the league, after arriving at Ibrox from HJK Helinki in a £1million move over the summer.
The club’s next game sees them visit Partick Thistle on Tuesday evening before heading to Ayr for their fifth round Scottish Cup clash.
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