Noel Whelan has waxed lyrical about Alfredo Morelos after the Rangers striker produced a match-winning display against Aberdeen yesterday.

The former Dons and Leeds United striker, speaking exclusively to Football Insider, claimed the 24-year-old was back to “his very, very best” at Pittodrie in a performance which showed why he is such a valued member of Steven Gerrard’s squad.

Morelos bagged a brace on Sunday as the Light Blues moved 22 points clear in the race for the Scottish Premiership title with a 2-1 win over Aberdeen.

His 27 appearances across all competitions this season have yielded 10 goals and four assists – only James Tavernier has been involved in more goals for Rangers this term.

Whelan believes that the Colombia international, who has been heavily linked with an exit from Ibrox over the past 18 months, has finally put his problems behind him.

“That was Alfredo Morelos at his very, very best,” he told Football Insider.

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“Two superb finishes and he also got brought down for the penalty. Those finishes were not easy, on the swivel, on the turn and it just goes to show what an amazing player he can be on his day.

“If he just got his head right and managed to control his emotions in certain games, what a player he could go on to be. He could get so much better.

“That performance showed how important he is to Rangers. He can decide games single handedly and he did that yesterday.

“I think he is in a really good place right now. When you are on the verge of winning the league you have to be happy, surely! It looks like he has put his problems behind him for now.” 

In other news, a big update on Rangers attempts to lure Daniel Johnson to Ibrox can be revealed after a significant development over the weekend.