By James Black
Interim Rangers boss Graeme Murty has admitted that goal-shy striker Alfredo Morelos “just wants to score goals” as he endures the longest goal drought of his professional career.
The 21-year-old Colombian enjoyed an explosive start to life at Ibrox with eight goals in his first nine game but hasn’t scored since the 2-2 draw with Partick Thistle in September.
Morelos is still a huge part of how Rangers play and, despite struggling to find the net, has impressed fans over recent weeks with his work-rate.
Murty admits that Morelos wants to get back in among the goals and suggests his team-mates could do more to help the former HJK Helsinki striker.
“You see the work he does in training, you see him finishing in training,” Murty said, as quoted by the Evening Times.
“We just need to get him in that position to score more often.
“He’s a lad that just wants to score goals.
“He wants to play and score. He’s still a young guy. But he gets his joy from playing and from scoring.”
Morelos joined the Ibrox giants over the summer for £1million and has arguably been the biggest success of all of Pedro Caixinha’s signings.
‘El Bufalo’ will be hoping he can end his run of games without a goal when the Light Blues face Hamilton on Saturday afternoon at Ibrox in the Scottish Premiership.
If the Colombian striker can help the Gers pick up three points against Accies, it would be the first time the Ibrox side have won three consecutive games since December last year.