Amid some woeful domestic form since the turn of 2020, Rangers fans have had one bright light in midfielder Joe Aribo.

The Nigerian international looks like he’s finally settling into life in Scottish football and has been a regular positive in some pretty abject Rangers team performances.

In the stumbling 1-0 win away to Ross County, once again Joe Aribo stood out as one of the Ibrox side’s bright sparks.

The effort and aggression of Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo has been a rare bright light in a turgid start to 2020. (Photo by Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Joining in the summer from Charlton Athletic – much to the anger of former boss Lee Bowyer – Aribo has shown flashes as to why Steven Gerrard got so excited by signing him.

An unorthodox, gangly midfielder, Aribo has a golden touch and the ability to find the back of the net.

Some of his goals have been superb first touch finishes, whilst his solo effort in the 3-2 win over Braga is one which will live long in the memory of Rangers fans.

Still only 23, there is hope that now Aribo can become that commanding presence in midfield which leads by example on the pitch.

We’ve got a pretty special footballer there but at times it feels like we’ve not played to his strengths or managed to get the most from him.

Aribo too has been guilty of struggling for consistency at a club which demands it.

For many Rangers fans, Aribo was one of the stand-out players in their drab trip to Dingwall:

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