James McFadden has praised Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield for his recent upturn in form. 

The Canada international has impressed in front of goal recently, hitting six goals since returning from the winter break.

And while he was unable to prevent the Gers from dropping two precious points away at St. Johnstone on Sunday, the 31-year-old still came in for praise from pundit McFadden.

Speaking on Sky Sport’s coverage of the 2-2 draw (Sky Sports Main Event, Sunday February 23rd, 1pm), the former Scotland international said: “He’s got great energy, Scott Arfield, massive experience of playing in the Premier League in England.

“He comes alive when the ball goes forward. He makes brilliant runs, he recognises where the striker is, and he’s got brilliant composure.

“He knows what he’s doing before he gets it. He picks up brilliant areas, he wants to get beyond the striker, and he’s a very good finisher.”

How good has Arfield been recently?

The short answer is “very”.

The midfielder has come alive in front of goal, but not only is he finding the back of the net, he’s finding it with style too.

Some of his goals in recent weeks have been absolute blockbusters, and at times he has been just about the only bright spark in a consistently tough spell for the Gers.

His influence goes beyond goalscoring though.

As per Wyscout, so far this season he has averaged a pass completion rate in excess of 80%, as well as 61.91 successful actions across all categories per match.

Credit where it’s due, Arfield has been brilliant of late.

In other Rangers news, Kris Boyd raves about ‘stunning’ Gers ace who ‘frustrates’ supporters.


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