Rangers fans have blasted midfielder Joe Aribo for his performance against St Johnstone on Saturday despite the Gers running out 1-0 winners at Ibrox.

Ryan Jack’s 37th-minute goal was enough to seal all three points for the Light Blues as they bounced back to winning ways and continued on their march towards winning their 55th Scottish league title.

However, it wasn’t all plain sailing for Steven Gerrard’s men as they had to fight hard to grind out a result against Tommy Wright’s struggling Killie.


Aribo, 24, was once again named to start in the centre of the midfield but really didn’t seem to enjoy playing the deeper role.

It’s been that case for several weeks now while Jack and Scott Arfield have recovered from injuries but with both of them now back in action, Gerrard may opt to switch things up a bit.

Aribo’s shown that he doesn’t enjoy playing in the central role and is far better in the attack, behind a striker or even out wide.

According to stats by Wyscout, the Nigeria international completed just 79 per cent of his passes against Kilmarnock, which is way down on his season average of 87.1 per cent.

Aribo also had four touches inside the penalty area, completed eight of the 13 dribbles he attempted and hit the target with one of his two shots.

One of those shots came in the second half when Ryan Kent played in Aribo to have a one-on-one versus the Killie goalkeeper.

However, the ex-Charlton ace seemed to dally on the ball way too long before getting a shot out that eventually went wide of the goal.

It was a bit of a stinker from the midfielder and some Rangers fans are venting their frustration about his display on Twitter.

One has even called for him to “be allowed the freedom of the bench for a few weeks” as his performances continue to fall below expectations.

Here is a selection of their tweets:

In other Rangers news, Steven Naismith has sent a message to clubs over the SFA’s report about sexual abuse.


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