HE isn’t the household name, he didn’t command the largest transfer fee and he isn’t realising a boyhood dream in Light Blue. He is quickly becoming a fan favourite at Ibrox, though.

The signing of Alfredo Morelos was undoubtedly a risk by Pedro Caixinha this summer. Having rolled the dice to the tune of around £1million, the Rangers boss has seen his gamble pay off in recent weeks.

The Colombian took his tally to seven goals in five games with a brace against Dundee on Saturday as Rangers made it third time lucky on home soil in the Premiership.

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The performance wasn’t polished, but the points were merited. There is still room for improvement, but while that is being sought wins must be collected.

Already, it looks as though most of the scoring burden will rest on the shoulders of a 20-year-old who has made Glasgow his latest home from home after leaving Independiente Medellin to join HJK Helsinki just 18 months ago.

Morelos arrived at Ibrox as an unknown quantity, the background information available on him about as limited as his English. But as he continues to adapt to life off the pitch, he is making a name for himself on it.

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While Gers fans knew what to expect from the likes of Bruno Alves and Ryan Jack this term, they had little idea about how Morelos would perform or what he would bring to the team.

His scoring record in Finland brought him to the attention of coach Jonatan Johansson and even the former Light Blues forward must be impressed with the way that Morelos has hit the ground running.

There may have been a touch of good fortune about his second goal on Saturday as keeper Scott Bain could only divert a stinging cross from a tight angle into the net, but Morelos’ all-round performance deserved to be rewarded with a brace.

Rangers had dominated possession for much of the first half but they didn’t exactly carve Dundee open time after time. When they did get through the Dees defence, it was Morelos who was at the heart of the action.

His physical strength – both on the deck and in the air – defies his stocky stature. He is quick across the ground and covers plenty of it as he hassles and harries defenders and looks to sniff out scoring chances.

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He was alert to the neat flick from Daniel Candeias that got him in behind late in the first half and his low strike was too powerful for Bain to block. It was a crucial moment for Rangers as the deadlock, and Dundee’s resistance, was broken.

If Morelos’ first goal paved the way to victory, his second only added a shine to the scoreline for Caixinha’s side.

By that time, the points had been secured as Josh Windass headed home a Candeias cross and Carlos Pena rifled home his first goal for the Gers, much to the delight of his boss.

Both Windass and Pena had stepped off the bench after the break and had to make the most of their chances to impress. In that regard, it was job done for them as well as Rangers.

Caixinha had started with Niko Kranjcar wide on the left and Kenny Miller alongside Morelos up front but two of the most experienced members of the Gers squad struggled to make an impression on proceedings.

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The arrival of Windass on the left gave the side more width and added a dynamism to Rangers’ play as the 23-year-old drove forward and linked well. After nodding a neat header beyond Bain to get his first goal of the campaign, he got an assist to his credit as well as he teed up Pena after neat work inside the area.

It has been a slow start to life in Light Blue for the Mexican and both he and his manager will hope that a turning point has been reached after he got another half an hour under his belt and a goal to his name.

If Rangers are to have any success this term, then Caixinha will need more from the likes of Windass and Pena as they look to chip in as often as possible.

The same can be said of Graham Dorrans, who was once again efficient in the middle of the park without being eye-catching. The 30-year-old can be a threat in the final third and the Ibrox crowd would surely like to see him offering more as a creative presence.

There is, despite the scoring form of Morelos, a concern about just how much firepower this Rangers side has at present. If Morelos is going to lead the way, then Miller and Eduardo Herrera must follow.

But goals will have to continue coming from other areas of the team as well and Morelos cannot be burdened with the task of firing Rangers towards their league and cup ambitions this term.

After being booed off against Hibernian and Hearts on home soil, victory on Saturday was another important step forward for Caixinha’s side. Now, several more need to be taken during the double header with Partick Thistle, Old Firm clash at Ibrox and trip to Hamilton Accies.

Rangers can, and need to, get better this season. As long as wins are recorded while that process is continuing, the Ibrox crowd will make the right noises.