By Noel Whelan

11th Aug, 2020 | 7:00am

Whelan Exclusive: Rangers player has turned big corner in his Ibrox career

Noel Whelan suggested that Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos has turned a corner in his career after a very professional display against St Mirren yesterday.

The former Leeds United and Aberdeen forward, speaking exclusively to Football Insider correspondent Dylan Childs, claimed that the 24-year-old’s Man of the Match performance was a show of gratitude to Steven Gerrard for the loyalty he has shown in the Colombian.

Morelos opened his account for the 2020/21 season with a brace against St Mirren as the Gers ran out 3-0 winners at Ibrox yesterday.

The centre-forward’s future in Glasgow is in serious doubt after Football Insider revealed that Lille were in advanced negotiations for his signature.

Whelan said that yesterday’s performance was evidence that the Colombia international would give his all for the club up until the day he leaves.

“It is very pleasing because sometimes you have seen that petulance in a player throughout the years but maybe he is repaying the loyalty that Steven has shown him,” he told Football Insider.

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“It is very easy to fall out of love with a player like that but that is a reaction of a player that is professional. A player that wants to go out and do the best for the club he is at until whatever time that may be.”

Morelos has been heavily criticised throughout his time at Ibrox for a poor disciplinary record and was suspended by the Gers earlier this year for reporting back late to training.

He has three years remaining on his contract in Glasgow.

In other Rangers news, Alan Hutton has told Football Insider what it is like to play against the Gers newest recruit.