STEVEN GERRARD is confident Alfredo Morelos can kick on domestically after writing his name in the Rangers record books against Lech Poznan.

The striker moved level with Ally McCoist on 21 European goals for Rangers and is now on course to beat the Ibrox legend during the remainder of Rangers' Group D campaign this term.

Morelos stepped off the bench to head home a terrific cross from Borna Barisic and net the only goal of the game as Rangers moved level on points with Benfica at the top of the section.

And Gerrard was delighted to see his star striker make the most of his chance as he scored for the first time in six matches.

He said: “I am really happy with the performance, I thought it was strong, controlled and professional. At half time we were really happy with a lot of our play but we wanted more in the final third in terms of someone finding that moment of magic or quality to find the breakthrough.

“Second half was more encouragement for the lads, getting them to believe in themselves when we won it back. It was a fantastic win for us and a big three points.

“The goal is worthy of winning any football match because the cross is top, top class. Alfredo does what he does and to equal the legend that is Ally McCoist’s record is fantastic for him from a personal point of view.

“Listen, Alfredo hasn’t been dropped. Maybe he was in your eyes but for me it was about trying to take him out and freshen him up to get that spark that he has maybe been missing in the last couple of appearances.

“He has played a lot of football, he came back from Colombia with a bit of jetlag and I think it was needed. We needed to get Kemar moving as well and get a good 60 into his legs.

“It was positive all round in the forward positions and hopefully that will be the spark for Alfredo to go on and score more goals for us.”