Rangers star will be 'huge miss' for title favourites v Aberdeen
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Rangers star will be 'huge miss' for title favourites v Aberdeen

Former Rangers and Aberdeen midfielder Jim Bett thinks Gio van Bronckhorst will face his toughest test yet as Gers boss when he takes his side to Pittodrie tomorrow night.

The Dutchman is yet to lose a game since replacing Steven Gerrard and Bett believes the Gers remain favourites for the title this season despite the change of management in the middle of the campaign.

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While Bett thinks Rangers will go on and win the title, he thinks they will sorely miss Joe Aribo tomorrow night with the Nigerian representing his country at AFCON.

“Steven Gerrard did a brilliant job for three years and you always thought it would be difficult for the guy after him,” Bett said [Scottish Sun].

“But Van Bronckhorst has come in and steadied the ship. If anything he has taken it in his stride and he has made them better.

“They are still the favourites in my book to win the league given the gap they have at the moment.

“Van Bronckhorst has inherited a good squad, but he has tweaked a few things and that has made a big difference.

“They are so strong in the middle of the park and Joe Aribo has been their best player so far this season.

“He will be a huge miss against Aberdeen due to his involvement with Nigeria at the Africa Cup of Nations.

“The new manager has not lost a game yet, but I believe this will be his hardest challenge so far.”

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