PEDRO CAIXINHA is confident Alfredo Morelos can continue to go from strength to strength at Rangers after he attracted the interest of clubs south of the border.

The striker took his tally to eight goals in six games for the Light Blues with a clinical strike during the Premiership draw with Partick Thistle on Friday night.

Championship clubs Aston Villa, Barnsley, Bristol City, Derby County and Reading have been credited with an interest in Morelos just a couple of months after he completed a move to Ibrox from HJK Helsinki.

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Glasgow Times: 15/09/17 LADBROKES PREMIERSHIP. PARTICK THISTLE v RANGERS. FIRHILL - GLASGOW. Rangers' Alfredo Morelos celebrates his goal.

The 21-year-old has become a firm favourite with supporters this season and boss Caixinha reckons there is plenty more to come from his £1million summer signing.

He said: “I’m confident that he still needs a lot of work in front him. He is doing great, scoring goals but needs to be coached in the direction we want. He is still a young player, a powerful goal scorer.

“We are glad he is being followed by English clubs. That is the reality of the market. We cannot run away from it.

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“When this club is a formulator and a seller, in this philosophy at the moment, we need to understand.

“You form the players, create the players, coach the players. After, you sell the players. It is a normal process in football.

“Where does Alfredo need to improve? That is between me and him. We have already had a conversation to point out those details.”