'Has to be', 'Streets ahead' - Rangers fans react after POTY announcement
Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos is one of four players to have been nominated for the PFA Scotland Young Player of the Year award after hitting 18 goals in his debut season for the Light Blues – and Gers fans are delighted to see the 21-year-old get some well earned recognition.
Morelos joins Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna, Celtic defender Kieran Tierney and St. Mirren winger Lewis Morgan on the four-man shortlist announced by the player’s union on their official Twitter account on Wednesday.
— PFA Scotland (@PFAScotland) April 25, 2018
Gers fans think the 21-year-old first teamer deserves to pick up the gong after the way he has hit the ground running following his summer move from HJK Helsinki – with one fan saying the Colombian was “streets ahead” of his rivals.
Here are some of their comments on Twitter:
Morelos, streets ahead. Then pretty close for second between McKenna and Morgan.
— Rick Roberts (@RickyBobby1872) April 25, 2018
Has to be Morelos, 14 goals and 6 assists
— alex gilroy (@alexgilroy7) April 25, 2018
Good to see Morelos included on this list, must have a decent chance of winning it too. While there have been flaws in his game at times, his first season at Ibrox has been a big positive – especially considering he came straight in from Finland without a break. https://t.co/Wd0ZtGNL1H
— Andrew Dickson (@mrandrewdickson) April 25, 2018
Excellent chance of winning it, if it was an honest poll, but knowing how Scumothy have a knack of rigging things, it would make Tierney a certainty
— BlueZulu (@riomxela) April 25, 2018
Most Goals/Assists in the league. So aye, Morelos.
— Rangers Culture (@RangersCulture) April 25, 2018
— Andy Sawers (@Andysawers1) April 25, 2018
Vamos El Bufalo ???? https://t.co/mx8rXz3cg9
— Jonne Lindblom (@JonneLindblom) April 25, 2018
The Colombian recently signed a new deal with the Ibrox giants after a number of bids were made by Chinese Super League side Beijing Renhe to sign the 21-year-old.
Morelos joined the Light Blues last summer from HJK Helsinki for £1million and has been an absolute steal after hitting the net 18 times in all competitions.
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The Colombian could even find himself part of his nation;s squad heading to Russia for this summer’s World Cup after his goalscoring exploits in Scotland gained attention in South America.
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