Sport: Alfredo Morelos in 'stay strong' message as Rangers star scores on long awaited injury return

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  'Really soon...' - Rangers gifted big injury boost as GvB drops exciting news Glasgow Rangers have now been gifted a big injury boost involving Alfredo Morelos ahead of their upcoming fixtures. The Lowdown: Thigh injury Morelos has not played at Ibrox since March because of a thigh injury, which ruled him out of the last 15 games of last season. He missed two crucial matches in the Scottish […]Morelos has not played at Ibrox since March because of a thigh injury, which ruled him out of the last 15 games of last season.

Alfredo Morelos has posted a 'stay strong' message as the Rangers star made a goal scoring return at the weekend in the Ibrox win over Kilmarnock.

Alfredo Morelos is back in action for Rangers and ready to go after scoring return © Getty Images Alfredo Morelos is back in action for Rangers and ready to go after scoring return

The Colombian hitman missed the crucial run in last term after picking up a thigh injury on international duty that required surgery and ruled him out of the title run in with Celtic, Europa League Final defeat to Frankfurt and the Scottish Cup triumph over Hearts. He climbed off the bench for the final 26 minutes ahead of Rangers' crucial Champions League return with Union Saint-Gilloise with the Ibrox men trailing 2-0 from last week's first-leg in Belgium. Giovanni van Bronckhorst was coy over whether the fans' favourite would be thrown in from the start after his return to top team action.

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Morelos is ready to go should he be called upon as he revealed his satisfaction of his long awaited return and goal. He wrote on Instagram: "It's gratifying to be back on the pitch after four months of recuperation and to have been blessed to return with a goal.

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"It's very satisfying,God willing I'll stay strong and keep on making progress every day."

Should Rangers turn the tie around on Tuesday night they will go through to the play-off round and face one of Monaco or PSV.

That would leave the Light Blues just potentially 180 minutes away from a spot in the Champions League group stages alongside rivals Celtic.

Both sides are two for two in the Premiership after weekend wins.

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Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst believes he was right to keep Alfredo Morelos on the bench after his side were held at home by PSV Eindhoven in the first leg of a Champions League play-off tie. © Rangers manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst during a UEFA Champions League Play-Off Round match between... The Ibrox side were pegged back after being gifted the lead when Walter Benitez allowed Tom Lawrence’s speculative 30-yard free kick slip through his grasp. Slack marking allowed Armando Obispo to head home from a corner with 12 minutes left.

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