Ahead of the League Cup quarter-final against St Mirren, Joe Aribo says he’s slowly working up to his best following injury and illness and has predicted he will soon be ‘flying’ at Rangers [RangersTV].
Aribo was the Gers’ standout performer in pre-season and he netted in the third game of the Premiership campaign against St Johnstone, before suffering a substantial injury setback.
An ankle problem ruled him out for almost two months and after working back to full fitness, he missed more games in November due to a minor illness.
The 24-year-old has featured in each of Rangers’ last four matches, though, and is growing in confidence ahead of Wednesday night’s League Cup tie.
“On a personal note, I am just happy to be back fit, getting my sharpness and getting back to my best,” he said [RangersTV].
“I still feel I have a bit to go but I am just happy with how the team is going. I will slowly get there and, when I do, I will be flying.”
These are exciting comments from one of the most talented footballers at Rangers.
It’s remarkable that Steven Gerrard’s side are currently on a 27-game unbeaten run even though the likes of Aribo, Alfredo Morelos and Ryan Kent haven’t always been available or at their best.
Aribo’s versatility makes him particularly valuable and he could be deployed either in midfield or attack in Paisley.
Either way, he’ll be hoping to add to his tally of four goals for the season, as the Gers eye a spot in a Hampden Park semi-final.
Ahead of the game, check out our Predicted XI which features multiple changes from Sunday’s victory at Tannadice.