Rangers star Scott Arfield has enjoyed a resurgence of form in recent months to become a key player for Steven Gerrard’s side in the push for 55 – but the Canadian insists that there is nobody in the Gers squad who can consider themselves as a regular.
Arfield has put in a string of impressive performances in midfield for the Light Blues following Joe Aribo’s injury and thinks the competition for places in the starting XI is pushing Gerrard’s squad on to another level.
“I’m obviously very happy with how I’m performing,” Arfield told Rangers TV.
“I don’t think you’re a regular in anybody’s eyes. I think that’s what drives you as a player. With the competition we have got if you think you are a regular you will lose that one per cent and somebody else takes your spot.
“So I think at this minute in time we have lots of competition, have hardly any injuries, hardly any suspensions and players are fully at it.
“That’s what takes you to the next step when somebody is behind you knocking on the manager’s door asking if they are playing.
“I don’t think anybody is a regular in this side.”
The former Falkirk star could return to face his old club in Sunday’s League Cup clash and, after spells with the Bairns, Huddersfield and Burnley, admits this is the strongest midfielder he has been part of.
Arfield echoed the praise lavished on Ryan Jack after the midfielder’s performances for club and country and thinks having a host of international midfielders all battling for a place in the side is “fantastic.”
“I think throughout my career this is the strongest midfield I have played in,” the Canadian added. “If one comes out and one comes in it doesn’t hamper it, and if you change three I don’t think it hampers it.
“We have international players all throughout the team and in that midfield area it’s fantastic.
“Obviously Jacko has been getting the plaudits for his performance last week and getting his country to a major tournament. He must take such pride in that.”