In-form Rangers scoop double Premiership award

Rangers duo Steven Gerrard and Alfredo Morelos have been named Ladbrokes Premiership manager and player of the month respectively for September.

Following their 1-0 home defeat to Celtic at the beginning of the month, the Light Blues won their next three league games as well as enjoying a 1-0 Europa League victory over Feyenoord at Ibrox and a 1-0 Betfred Cup quarter-final success at Livingston.

Colombia striker Morelos scored in each of the three league wins in September to take his tally to 14 in 19 appearances this season while Rangers lead Celtic at the top of the table by two points.

Celtic host Ross County on Saturday with the Light Blues travelling to play Hearts at Tynecastle on Sunday.

Gerrard said: “It is a collective effort. We as a staff can’t collect these awards unless the players are doing the job on the pitch and the players have been fantastic for the majority of the season so a big thank you to them.

“Alfredo deserves it. I am always pleased to see my players get individual accolades, it is always nice for them from a personal point of view.

“The important thing or us all is that we keep pushing hard to try achieve things collectively because that is the main part of our job. But huge congratulations to Alfredo, he has been in fine form, enjoying his football and looking deadly in the penalty area.”