Mark Hateley hopes that a first double under the direction of Gio van Bronckhorst will revitalize Alfredo Morelos.
The Ibrox icon admits it’s a guessing game after this season’s downturn.
Morelos scored their eighth and ninth goals of the campaign as Gers qualified from their Europa League group with a victory over Sparta Prague.
Now Hateley is hopeful that van Bronckhorst and new attacking coach Roy Makaay can find the key to more consistency for Morelos.
He said: “Where is Alfredo in his Rangers career? You better ask him but he tried his luck against Sparta Prague. The first goal was very good and that prepared him for his performance.
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“Getting one within 15 minutes is perfect for any striker and that’s how it worked for Alfredo. His start to the game allowed him to build.
“He did the right things, achieved his goals and the advice I would give him is to keep focusing on that.
“One of Giovanni’s most important jobs is to bring Alfredo back to his best. He will be looking to get all Rangers players up to last season’s standards.
“He’s one of those players who has to be kept under control, but it’s up to the Rangers staff to do it. Can Roy Makaay do it? Good luck to Roy!
Hateley, speaking to promote his book “Hitting The Mark,” said Morelos had opened up to criticism.
He said: “He’s raised the bar so high that everyone expects him to follow that.
“You’re supposed to hit that bar again and pass.
“The fans saw how good he can be and they expect Alfredo to return.”
● Hitting the mark by Mark Hateley with Alistair Aird. Posted by Reach Sport at £ 18.99.