Scott Arfield has picked up from where he left off at the end of the 2018/19 club season.

The 30-year-old is currently captaining Canada at the CONCACAF Gold Cup and the Reds got off to a convincing start overnight.

Arfield played the full 90 minutes of the opening fixture in Pasadena. (Photo by Omar Vega/Getty Images)

They thrashed Martinique 4-0 and their talismanic skipper grabbed himself a goal.

Arfield completed the scoring after a Jonathan David double and Junior Hoilett strike had already killed off the opposition.

After the game, Canada’s coach, Jonathan Herdman, praised Arfield and his teammates.

“Scott played a captain’s role, but that’s to be expected,” he said, as quoted by the Daily Record. “It was great just to see us play the way we played, at times there was some real quality. I enjoyed watching the boys express themselves.”

“We’re trying to take Canada somewhere it’s not been in a long time and that’s what we are working for every day.”

The Rangers fan favourite slots home in the 67th minute. (Photo by Shaun Clark/Getty Images)

Next up, is a game against Mexico on Thursday.

“Now we play Mexico and I think the Canadian DNA in these matches has been typically to defend,” continued Herdman. “But we’ve got a little bit more about us now, so the players are excited for this game.”

To mark the victory and his goal, Arfield took to Twitter.

He posted an image of himself and teammate Mark-Anthony Kaye pulling out the famous salute celebration.

Needless to say, given his fan favourite status, plenty of Bears were keen to get in on the act. Here’s a selection of reactions:

 

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