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Jason Cummings praises Rangers teammate Alfredo Morelos’ character

General views of Ibrox Stadium during the Rangers v St Johnstone - Scottish League Cup Quarter-Final at Ibrox Stadium on October 28, 2014 in Glasgow, Scotland.

Glasgow Rangers striker Alfredo Morelos scored twice for Graeme Murty’s Ibrox side at the weekend, and his Gers teammate Jason Cummings praises him.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox...

Rangers striker Jason Cummings has told The Glasgow Evening Times that his Ibrox teammate Alfredo Morelos showed character against Ayr United at the weekend.

Morelos, who joined Rangers from HJK Helsinki in the summer of 2017 for a transfer fee reported by The Daily Record to be worth £1 million, scored twice in Rangers’ 6-1 hammering of Ayr away from home in the fifth round of the Scottish Cup this past Sunday.

The Colombian striker, though, missed an easy chance from close range in the first half, but he did bounce back just minutes later with a goal.

Rangers striker Cummings, who joined the Gers on loan from Nottingham Forest in the Championship in England in the January transfer window, has praised his teammate Morelos for showing character.

Alfredo Morelos of Rangers celebrates scoring the opening goal of the game with his team mates during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Hibernian at Ibrox...

Cummings told The Glasgow Evening Times about Morelos: “It takes character to score two more goals after that. A lot of players would go in their shell.

“The fans were getting on their back. But he’s responded with two good goals. He got the last laugh.”

Rangers manager Graeme Murty told the club’s official website: “That’s the striker in him. He wants to get in there and wants to go and score, and I think he picked a really high-level technique to go and score.”

Jason Cummings of Nottingham Forest scores his sides second goal during the Carabao Cup First Round match between Nottingham Forest and Shrewsbury Town at the City Ground on August 8, 2017...

Bouncing back

Morelos should have scored from the chance that he got, but the 21-year-old striker demonstrated his mettle by not getting affected by it.

The Colombian has been one of the signings of the season in Scotland, and the youngster would well end up as the top scorer in the Scottish Premiership this term.

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