ALFREDO MORELOS will target a Premiership scoring record when he faces Aberdeen at Ibrox on Wednesday.

The controversial Colombian striker has claimed 17 goals this season and netted the winner in the 2-1 success over Hearts at Tynecastle yesterday.

If he can hit the net against the Dons, beaten 1-0 in the Betfred League Cup Final at Hampden only hours after Gers’ triumph in Edinburgh, it will be his EIGHTH successive game in which he has scored.

Morelos kicked off the sequence when he hit two in the win over Craig Levein’s side in Glasgow on October 7 and he continued with efforts against Hamilton Accies, Kilmarnock, St Mirren, Motherwell and Livingston before his Tynecastle points-clincher.

TV pictures proved the hitman was one of three Gers players offside, but Bobby Madden’s standside  assistant referee, right in line with the incident, didn’t flag and the goal stood.

Morelos is now determined to smash the record held by David Clarkson in 2014 when he scored seven in a row for Motherwell.

But he’ll still have a way to go to reach the most consecutive goals in Scottish football history.

In the 1928/29 season, Evelyn Morrison scored in FOURTEEN games on the bounce for Falkirk. Morrison netted 39 goals for his team that season.


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Acclaimed author Alex Gordon wrote the biography of Scotland international legend Denis Law, entitled 'King and Country'. He is a former columnist with World Soccer magazine and Scottish correspondent of respected European journal L'Equipe.

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