Rangers forward Alfredo Morelos has vowed to prove his doubters wrong by recapturing the form that made him a fan favourite at Ibrox.
The Colombian has struggled to get back into Giovanni van Bronckhorst’s starting line-up since returning from an injury that kept him out of the end of last season and start of this one.
Earlier in the season he was dropped from the squad ahead of a vital Champions League qualifier with the manager citing fitness and attitude issues as the reason.
On the other hand, summer signing Antonio Colak has hit the ground running at Rangers by scoring 9 goals in the opening 13 games to make the jersey his own.
Morelos came off the bench towards the end of the 4-0 defeat to Celtic at the start of this month and was an unused sub in their Champions League opener in Amsterdam.
The 26-year-old started ahead of Colak against Napoli in the 3-0 defeat at Ibrox before returning to bench for the weekend’s game against Dundee United.
Colak scored a brace in the 2-1 win with the Croatian looking every bit the first-choice striker and leaving Morelos having to fight for his place and win over the doubters all over again.
In a social media post on Monday he also pledged to banish his own self-doubt.
On his official Instagram account, he said: “I will go against everyone who thinks I am not going to make it, even against myself if one day I doubt it.”
Morelos has only scored once in six appearances this season
The former HJK Helsinki forward will now have the opportunity to work on his fitness over the international break after being left out of the Colombia squad for friendlies against Guatemala and Mexico.
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