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Rangers: Ibrox striker Alfredo Morelos back in team training

Rangers have been handed a huge boost over Ibrox gem Alfredo Morelos’ fitness ahead of the 2022/23 campaign…

What’s the talk?

Giovanni van Bronckhorst has revealed that the Rangers striker has made his return to training, after missing out on the recent pre-season friendly win.

He told the Glasgow Times: “We prepare now for a big week because we are playing two really good quality opponents. After that we prepare for the start of the season.

“Morelos is doing partial training with the team now, Filip is still not training with us he had a setback so we have to wait and see how that is developing.

“Fashion got a knock in training on Thursday. He trained Friday but wasn’t feeling 100 per cent so we decided not to take him. Alex is still in recovery.”

Supporters will be delighted

This update will surely leave supporters delighted by this news as it suggests that Morelos is closing in on a return to action for the Light Blues.

The striker suffered a thigh injury during the March international break last season and in April was ruled out for the rest of the campaign as he needed surgery on the knock.

This left Kemar Roofe as the club’s only recognised centre-forward, although Ross Wilson has moved to bolster that area of the pitch with a deal for Antonio Colak this summer.

Morelos being back will be a huge boost to the team as he has proven that he has the quality to make a big impact in the final third.

In the Premiership last season, the Colombian attacker scored 11 goals and provided seven assists in 25 starts as he averaged a sublime SofaScore rating of 7.32. He created 2.0 chances per game and nine ‘big chances’ in total for his teammates in the division, which shows that he offers goalscoring and creativity in the number nine role.

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Gio van Bronckhorst coaching on the touchline for Rangers

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Morelos also caught the eye in Europe as he scored four goals in eight starts in the Europa League – including one goal against Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund. This proves that he is capable of performing in multiple competitions and can lead the line brilliantly for the Gers.

Therefore, fans will be delighted by his return as his statistics suggest that he will be the main man again for van Bronckhorst if he is fit, which may come in time for the Champions League qualifier against Union Saint-Gilloise at the start of August.

AND in other news, Wilson can land Rangers their own Jude Bellingham in £42k-p/w swoop…