A Rangers win against Celtic had become a rare commodity before Steven Gerrard arrived. The Gers boss has overseen two victories this season already.

That is a credit to the squad of players he has put together from a fairly tight budget compared to their fierce rivals.

One of those players, Joe Aribo, arrived on a pre-contract in the summer from Charlton after impressing in their promotion to the Championship last season.

Aribo was superb at Celtic Park and caught the eye of a number of pundits who were watching over the action.

Former Rangers winger Neil McCann was highly impressed by Aribo, and went on to claim that it was the hardest he had seen him work in both halves since he arrived at the club from Charlton.

“Aribo has been very good today – he’s properly put in a shift defensively, and went beyond even when he’s looked tired,” he told the BBC.

“It’s the hardest I’ve seen him work.”

Aribo was on the right-hand side and often tracked back to minimalise the threat coming from the likes of James Forrest in wider areas for Celtic.


Aribo had plenty of superb moments in the 2-1 victory, and one that immediately springs to mind is the magical touch in the first half which almost saw him set up another goal for his side.

It was the defensive work that impressed though, and although he isn’t used to that, he played a massive role in picking up those three points.

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