Scott Arfield nominated for 2018 Canadian Player of the Year
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Scott Arfield nominated for 2018 Canadian Player of the Year

One of Rangers’ summer signings, Scott Arfield, has been nominated for the 2018 Canadian Player of the Year by the Canadian Soccer Association.

In total, twelve players are in the running for the award.

The announcement comes as a further boost to the midfielder’s confidence. He has been enjoying a purple patch of late, grabbing three goals in his last two league games at Ibrox.

Arfield’s trademark salute celebration has went down a storm at Ibrox. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Despite growing up in Scotland, Arfield qualifies for Canada through his Toronto-born father. Since declaring himself available for selection in 2016, he has accumulated 13 international caps.

His most well-known fellow nominee is Junior Hoilett. The winger who’s stunning goal earned Cardiff City a Premier League victory over Wolves on Friday night.

Ex-Blackburn and QPR player Junior Hoilett is also in the running (Photo by Cardiff City FC/Getty Images)

Also joining the Gers man are Red Star Belgrade ‘keeper Milan Borjan and Besiktas’ Atiba Hutchinson.

Arfield will undoubtedly be pleased with the recognition, especially as a relative newcomer to the national team set up. Having struggled for game time toward the end of his spell at Burnley, the move up to Glasgow has reignited his career on all fronts.

Arfield turning out for Canada against Jamaica in 2017 (Photo by Norm Hall/Getty Images)

For now, he must continue to focus on a crucial period of fixtures for Rangers. His goals from midfield have been a welcome bonus of late, and more of the same can only help in the club’s quest for silverware.