Rangers star Joe Aribo put in a fantastic performance against Dundee United as the Light Blues cruised to a 4-1 win over the Arabs at Ibrox on Sunday – and the Nigerian international has been named as the Star Man in the SPFL’s Team of the Week.
Picked by Craig Fowler from BBC Scotland’s ‘A View From The Terrace’, Aribo was joined in the team by former Rangers team-mate Ross McCrorie after he helped Aberdeen to a 1-0 win over Kilmarnock.
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Fowler hailed Aribo’s showing against the Tannadice side as “top class” as he “dazzled” in midfield for the Light Blues, helping himself to a goal in the process, saying: “A top-class performance from the midfielder was the inspiration behind Rangers’ 4-1 victory over Dundee United on Sunday as Steven Gerrard’s men moved closer to the title.
“The Nigerian international not only dazzled with his play on the ball, he also scored an excellent goal and is this week’s star man.”
Aribo has been in and out of the side due to poor form and injury but if he can replicate his performance from the weekend, he’ll be in a strong position.
With a string of crucial games on the horizon for the Gers, having Aribo performing at his best couldn’t have come at a better time for Steven Gerrard and his coaching staff.