Return of man who resurrected Rangers career vital to finding top Ibrox gear
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Return of man who rescued Rangers career vital to finding top Ibrox gear

As Rangers enter a pivotal point of the season the return of a man who looked to be on the fringes of the squad in May is vital to Steven Gerrard’s side finding top gear.

Despite not being considered a vital part of Rangers’ plans in the early part of the season Arfield fought back from the edges of the squad to become a pivotal player.

Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has been a huge player for the club at home and abroad this season. (Photo by Alan Harvey/SNS Group via Getty Images)

When Rangers were at their swashbuckling best this season the Canadian midfielder was synonymous with it, the ex-Burnley man proving the missing link between midfield and attack.

Arfield’s first two seasons at Rangers were spent largely fitting square pegs into round holes as the initial give had Rangers confused over whether the number 8 should be employed further forward or not.

This season, the club appear to have found the perfect blend for Scotty Arf, who combines an attacking intelligence with a midfield selflessness and ingenuity.

A smart player who makes late runs into the box, Arfield is also more often than not neatly positioned for little one-twos and flicks which knead attacks together.

More than that, Arfield is one of the few players in this Rangers side – particularly from a deeper-lying position – who could be classed as a finisher.

Whilst the ex-Falkirk kid is by no means a poacher or a number nine, Arfield has proved throughout his Rangers career that he knows where the back of the net is.

It’s another reason why Arfield is such an important player for Gerrard and co and with the Gers star set to return within the next week or so it’s a major boost to the club’s chances.

Scott Arfield, 32, has scored seven goals and laid on five assists in 31 games this season. (Photo by IAN MACNICOL/POOL/AFP via Getty Images)

Rangers have been stumbling as of late performance-wise and the return of the club’s saluting attacking midfielder can help the Ibrox side regain their identity.

Rangers fans will also love the comments of the Canada manager regarding Scott Arfield and why he chose to retire from international football – for the time being.

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