Rangers star in contract update; makes claim regarding club contact
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Rangers star in contract update; makes claim regarding club contact

Rangers star Scott Arfield has given an update regarding his contract situation and joked that this his wife is probably more concerned about the situation that he is.

The ex-Burnley midfielder signed a four-year deal at Ibrox in 2018 and was the first signing of the Steven Gerrard era but his contract is set to expire come the end of the season.

Initially finding himself out of the side this season, Scott Arfield has emerged as an increasingly important player under Giovanni van Bronckhorst and his late runs have been a feature of our play recently.

Scott Arfield focusing on football at Rangers despit contract situation

There’s increasing optimism amongst fans surrounding a new deal for the ex-Falkirk man as a result but Scott himself admits that he’s just focusing on his football.

For him that’s easy, whilst the uncertainty might be a bigger deal for the midfielder’s partner.

“I just don’t think about it,” said Arfield [Sky Sports].

“When you’re here it’s all about football. There’s that many games that you can’t really think about it.

“When you’re on the pitch you’re not thinking about contracts, you’re not thinking about money, you’re not thinking about security, you’re thinking about winning the game for the football club.

“It’s easy for me to think about that and harder for me to think about other things; if you ask my wife she’ll probably say a different thing.

Scott Arfield yet to speak to Rangers about new contract

“(It becomes clearer) when they talk to me. I’ve got representatives that will be speaking to the club.

“I haven’t done so at this minute in time but as I say, I’m all about football and they can talk about contracts at different times.”

The midfielder wasn’t giving much away regarding his future at Ibrox and has also been opening up after sitting out much of the club’s matches earlier in the season.

Scott Arfield has made 21 appearances for Rangers this season but only nine of those have been from the start as he aims for a new contract. Three of these starts have been under Gio. (Photo by John Berry/Getty Images)

Scott Arfield is now 33 and understands that as a senior player he now recognises he has a different role at Rangers and wants to set the right example to the rest of the squad.

Scott Arfield wants to set the right example at Rangers

“I think as you get older you get more mature in everything and you learn how to help the team in different ways,” said Scott Arfield.

“Whether that be from the stands, from the bench or whether you’re playing, I think as you get older you get more mature and you realise the team’s the most important thing.

“If you’re walking around, frowning and moping around it’s not an example you need in a dressing room and I didn’t like when a senior player did that.

Scott Arfield has made over 160 appearances for Rangers, scoring 31 goals. (Photo by Herman Dingler/BSR Agency/Getty Images)

“It’s not in my nature to do that – you deal with it, you suck it up, you take your medicine and when you get that opportunity you take it.”

Scott Arfield was involved from the start as Rangers defeated Hearts 2-0 and one outspoken broadcaster has been taking pelters for a pre-match prediction.