Another three points for Rangers, and another three goals. This time all three for Scott Arfield.
That brings him to four in his last two and finally Rangers seem to have found a way to utilise the Canadian captain properly. He was incredibly effective in the last match against Hearts too.
— WATP.com (@WATP_com) April 7, 2019
But with Arfield having at least shown the same application all season, his recent spate of goals isn’t just a result of an improvement in form. He’s been let loose in a change in system by Steven Gerrard.
It looks like Rangers are playing a sort of 4-3-2-1 formation with the two behind the striker given more freedom in their respective halves. It meant Arfield found space so readily and easily in the game.
He was dipping between the lines, taking up excellent positions and Motherwell couldn’t handle it. The former Burnley man also displayed confidence when he got the ball. Neat touches, smart interplay and a good understanding with Jermain Defoe meant Motherwell were powerless to resist.
He was also calm, composed and utterly ruthless when called upon. All three goals were great first time finishes.
Special mention too must go to the midfield three of Kamara, Jack and Davis. These three players trust each other with the ball, and between themselves and the defenders, there was some incredibly neat link-up play under pressure.
This was a solid team performance and whilst the players deserve every credit, a change of system has made Rangers more fluid, robust and creative.
It’s also getting the most out of one of our best players in Scott Arfield.