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25th Apr, 2018 | 5:23pm

POTY nod for Rangers player is well deserved after blistering debut season


Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has been nominated for PFA Scotland’ Young Player of the Year award after hitting 18 goals in all competitions in his first season at Ibrox – and it a well earned bit of recognition for the striker’s performances this season.

Morelos is one of four players on the shortlist for the award, as confirmed by the players’ union on their official Twitter account on Wednesday, and joins Aberdeen’s Scott McKenna, Celtic defender Kieran Tierney and St. Mirren’s Lewis Morgan on the list.

Morelos joined the Light Blues last summer for £1million from HJK Helsinki midway through the Finns’ season and the 21-year-old Colombian has been going without a break now for over 12 months but is still finding the net with only Kris Boyd outscoring him in the top flight.

The striker still has areas of his game he can improve on – just take a look at his Old Firm misses – but is showing he has all the attributes of being a quality forward as he continues to develop.

With the Gers facing bitter rivals Celtic on Sunday afternoon before the awards bash later that night, Morelos will be hoping to banish the memory of his errors against the Hoops with a goal before picking his first player of the year gong in Scotland.

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