Kris Boyd can’t help but draw comparisons with Steven Gerrard when talking about the excellent form of Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield.
Arfield has been one of the Gers’ most influential players this term and has featured in every game of their incredible 24 game unbeaten run.
Speaking in The Scottish Sun, the former Gers forward claimed that Arfield’s best qualities were on show in Thursday’s Europa League match against Standard Liege and compared one key aspect of his game to Ibrox boss Gerrard.
He said, “Arfield’s run of form has been crucial for Gers on their 24- game unbeaten start to the season. So have his goals. The timing of his run, the composure in his finish, the confidence in his play, they were all there to see against Standard Liege on Thursday night.
“He’s now scored four goals in his last five games. He’s bagged seven for the season from midfield — the same number as [Kemar] Roofe and more than either [Jermain] Defoe or [Cedric] Itten.
“But the timing of his runs into the box and the coolness of his finishing are definitely Gerrard-esque or Lampard-esque.”
It is doubtful that many Gers fans would have thought that Arfield would be such a key man for their club this season but the former Canadian international is holding down a place in an extremely talented squad.
The 32-year-old has seven goals and five assists for the Light Blues this season and some of these goals have come in vital games.
He helped his side secure a point at home against Benfica and scored the winner in midweek against Liege.
But Rangers wouldn’t be playing in these games if he hadn’t contributed a goal against Galatasaray in the Europa League playoff game at Ibrox in October.
Arfield is proving himself to be a big game player this season and he will be vital as Gerrard hunts down that elusive first trophy.
Gers fans will be hoping that his form is rewarded with silverware and he will be part of a successful Rangers side come the end of the season.
In other Rangers news, Andy Walker has predicted the outcome of the Gers’ weekend game against Ross County.