GRAEME MURTY insists he isn’t surprised to see Alfredo Morelos still going strong towards the end of a memorable 12 months in front of goal.

The striker helped HJK Helsinki to Finnish Veikkausliga title glory before he made a £1million move to Ibrox in the summer.

Since then, he has scored 12 times for the Light Blues to take his tally to 23 from 36 appearances in the calendar year.

Morelos will look to round of 2017 on a high note when Rangers face Celtic on Saturday and boss Murty has been impressed with the way the 21-year-old has performed this term.

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He said: “Centre forwards tend to be quite streaky. So what we have to make sure is that – as we do with all of the players – we individualise them and give them what they need.

“So we take into account their cumulative load, we make sure we know if a player is looking as though he is fatiguing and we make sure, where possible, that we balance that with the needs of the team.

“I’m not surprised he’s still going. He wants to play, he’s still only a young man, I’m sure most of us can remember what it is like to be that age.

“He just wants to get on the football pitch. While he is on a pitch and scoring, he’s a guy who enjoys that. The more we can give him that enjoyment, the better he’s going to feel.”