ALFREDO MORELOS is on fast track back to Scotland after playing for Colombia in their 2-2 draw with Chile in Santiago this morning.

The 24-year-old Rangers striker came on as a second-half substitute in the World Cup qualifier which kicked off at 1.30am UK time.

Carlos Queiroz’ side were trailing 2-1 at the time, but snatched a draw after Morelos’ fellow-sub Radamel Falcao struck an injury-time equaliser.

The former Real Madrid boss turned to Morelos seven minutes after the break as he sent him on as a replacement for for Atalanta star Luis Muriel. It was the second time in three days the Ibrox frontman had made an appearance for his country having also come off the bench in the 3-0 win over Venezuela on Saturday, according to a report in The Scotsman.

Morelos has now earned nine international caps for his country, but his focus will be on club football at Parkhead on Saturday when he tries to score his first goal against Celtic.

Steven Gerrard’s side go into the derby a point ahead of Neil Lennon’s outfit who have a game in hand.


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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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