Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield was one of just two players who should receive pass marks from the horrible 3-1 defeat to Hibs, the other being Joe Aribo.

Arfield scored a goal that looked like it could get the Ibrox side back into the match just before halftime, but it just wasn’t to be, and he made his thoughts clear after the match.

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Scott Arfield has arguably been one of Rangers most consistent performers in recent weeks. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

“it’s a terrible result for everybody, fans, players, and staff, you can’t sugar-coat it,” Arfield said as he spoke to Rangers TV after the game.

“Standards are dropping, and we haven’t defended well now for a number of weeks as a team.”

The back four had another nightmare as three goals were conceded in the first 35 minutes. From a team that set ridiculously high defensive standards last season, this makes it even harder to take.

 

“That’s probably the only saving grace to this whole thing, a manager comes in tomorrow morning and starts his tenure at Rangers and that gives us a lift,” said Arfield.

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Scott Arfield’s reaction to te Rangers defeat is brutally open and honest, he doesn’t attempt to “sugarcoat” the performance and he seems focussed ahead of Thursday’s clash with Sparta Prague.

The midfielder has a point to prove. With his current contract expiring at the end of the season, he will be doing everything he can to impress the new manager.

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Scott Arfield will be trying to win a new contract from Giovanni van Bronckhorst. (Photo credit should read ROBIN VAN LONKHUIJSEN/AFP via Getty Images)

The way things are going now, and with Arfield a leader in the squad, Giovanni van Bronckhorst may be tempted to offer Scotty a new deal sooner rather than later.

Meanwhile, can van Bronckhorst rejuvenate Alfredo Morelos?

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