Former Rangers midfielder Barry Ferguson has dubbed Scott Arfield as the Gers’ top performer so far this season.
The Canadian has been in impressive form and was on the scoresheet once again on Thursday during Rangers’ 2-2 draw with Benfica.
Despite competition for places in midfield being fierce, the 32-year-old has made 22 appearances for the club so far this season.
With Arfield nominated for the 2020 Canadian Player of the Year award, Ferguson hailed his performances so far this season.
“For me, he has actually been Rangers’ top performer,” he told the Daily Record.
“For a guy that was looking at being a bit-part player in the summer, he is now a key man.
“He brings something different to the midfield. He runs beyond, takes defenders and midfielders where they don’t want to go. He is always in the box. He comes up with goals. Arfield is now a vital part of a Rangers side which has no failures at this moment.”
With Rangers possessing so much talent in midfield, Arfield’s form this season has only made selection more difficult for Steven Gerrard and his staff.
Able to feature as part of a midfield three or in the number 10 role, he has scored six goals and provided five assists in all competitions this season.
In his last three appearances, he has been particularly impressive and he earned himself a starting berth against Benfica in the Europa League, before taking the chance and opening the scoring.
The 32-year-old’s ability to run off the ball and arrive in the box late allows him to score regularly, while he has also shown good quality as a passer. So far in the league this term, he has averaged 1.7 key passes and 46.2 accurate passes per 90 minutes via WhoScored.
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