Rangers fans praise neglected Ibrox star who is “thriving under Gio”
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Rangers fans praise neglected Ibrox star who is “thriving under Gio”

Rangers fans have had no shortage of heroes to lavish with praise in recent weeks but the resurgence of midfielder Scott Arfield has been as satisfying as the form of anyone.

The likes of Joe Aribo and Alfredo Morelos grab the headlines, whilst Calvin Bassey is emerging as a fans’ favourite at centre-back, but Scott Arfield has quietly re-established himself in the XI.

In van Bronckhorst’s reimagined 4-2-3-1 formation, the tweaks have been subtle but effective with Arfield’s role in the formation allowing him to break free from midfield and cause havoc.

It’s taking up those positions in between the defence and midfield which make Scott Arfield so dangerous for Rangers and splitting from that holding two, he’s a menace for the opposition.

Rangers fans think Scott Arfield is “thriving under Gio”

Canada midfielder Scott Arfield has already scored against Livingston, and but for some slack finishing, would’ve have a few more in the opening matches of Gio’s tenure.

But what is clear is that the ex-Burnley midfielder now has a place in the XI to lose and is a unique and effective weapon in the Rangers arsenal when he is on song.

With a contract running down and Scott Arfield set to leave Ibrox this summer as things stand, it has been an impressive audition for a new deal with the debate raging over a potential new contract.

Rangers fans certainly appreciate the midfielder’s contribution and have taken to social media to praise his performance in the 2-0 win over St Johnstone:


Rangers continue their fine form under Giovanni van Bronckhorst with the side now winning six in seven matches under the Dutchman.

There’s been plenty to sing about at Ibrox as of late but none more so surrounds Nigerian international midfielder Joe Aribo.

Along with Scott Arfield, Super Joe earned the plaudits of fans for an “unbelievable” moment against the Perthshire Saintees.