Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has admitted that it “means a lot” to score his first career hat-trick for a club the size of the Gers – and credited Motherwell for their improvement over the season.

Arfield netted twice in the first half before completing his hat-trick after the break to secure a comfortable 3-0 win at Fir Park and take his tally to four goals in his last two games.

7th April 2019, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Rangers; Scott Arfield of Rangers salutes with the match ball after scoring a hat trick

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The midfielder insists Well are a “top team” but thinks their style of play caught them out and “suited” Rangers.

“It means a lot and to do it for a club this size in front of the travelling support at a place like this,” Arfield told RangersTV.

7th April 2019, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Rangers; Scott Arfield of Rangers turns to celebrate after making it 1-0 to Rangers in the 22nd minute

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“Motherwell are a top team now, they are drastically different to what they were at the start of the season.

 

“They like to go and play and I think that suited us today, the chances came and thankfully I put them away.”

Arfield has now scored 11 times this season and was deployed wide left to great effect against Motherwell.

7th April 2019, Fir Park, Motherwell, Scotland; Ladbrokes Premiership football, Motherwell versus Rangers; Scott Arfield of Rangers celebrates towards the Rangers fans after making it 1-0 to Rangers in the 22nd minute

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The Canada skipper played there regularly for Burnley before returning to Scotland last summer and showed the sort of form that led the Gers to sign him.

With five games left in the campaign, hopefully, Arfield can keep this level of performance up and help Gerrard’s side to a strong end to the season.

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