Rangers new boy Joe Aribo has admitted he is delighted to be named in the Nigeria squad and insists that he wants to “play as long as possible” for the Super Eagles.

Aribo should win his first cap later today when the Africans face Ukraine in a friendly as the former England youth international’s stock continues to rise.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - AUGUST 29: Rangers Manager Steven Gerrard reacts at full time with Ryan Jack and Joe Aribo during the UEFA Europa League Play Off First Leg match between Rangers FC and Legia Warsaw at Ibrox Stadium on August 29, 2019 in Glasgow, United Kingdom.

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Since his move to Ibrox, the midfielder has won rave reviews from fans and hopes to “make the most” of his chance at international level after a hectic summer.

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”I am really happy to have got this call-up to Nigeria and I just want to make the most of it and play as long as possible and just do what I can for the team and make sure that we continue being the best that we can be,” Aribo said, in a YouTube video posted by the Nigerian national team’s official account.


Aribo has already scored four times for the Gers following his summer arrival from Charlton and the midfielder has quickly impressed fans with his performances.

GLASGOW, SCOTLAND - SEPTEMBER 01: Hatem Elhamed of Celtic challenges for the ball with Joseph Aribo of Rangers FC during the Ladbrokes Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium on September 01, 2019 in Glasgow, Scotland.

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The 20-year-old struggled to get going in the Old Firm defeat by Celtic as he started in an unfamiliar advanced position – but has quickly shown why Gerrard was keen to bring him to Rangers.


With Ryan Jack a doubt for this weekend’s clash with Livingston, Aribo is unlikely to get a chance to catch a breather after a busy international week for the midfielder.

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