By Danny Wright
Former Livingston goalkeeper Craig Wight believes that Rangers star Kenny Miller is very similar to the inbound Alfredo Morelos.
Wight, 38, currently plays in the Finnish top tier with IFK Mariehamn and has offered some insight on his experiences of playing against HJK Helsinki’s Morelos.
The ‘keeper has said that Morelos has been described as “a pest” by defenders on his team and also thinks that he has some very similar mental attributes to senior Gers striker Miller.
“There is no doubt Morelos reminds me of Kenny in terms of his attitude and approach to the game and learning from his experience at Ibrox will only enhance his game,” said Wight to the Daily Record.
“I spoke about Morelos to our central-defenders, club skipper Jani Lyyski and Finnish international Kristian Kojola, and they say they know they’ve been in a game when they’ve played against him.
“He’s physical, puts himself about and is a tireless runner, with real pace to play on the shoulder of a defence and make darting runs in behind. They complained he is a pest, who never gave them a moment’s peace.”
Morelos looks as though he is set to become a part of a huge summer overhaul that Pedro Caixinha is leading at Rangers.
The Ibrox boss is yet to bring a traditional striker into his set-up, and Morelos’ record in Finland with HJK is sure to prove more than encouraging to the fans.
The 20-year-old has scored 12 goals in 12 league games in Finland’s top tier this season, which began in early May.
He also proved prolific in the Europa League qualifiers last summer as he netted four times in six games before his side were knocked out by Swedish giants IFK Goteborg.
In other Rangers news, Niko Kranjcar has made an emphatic decision about his international future.