Former Rangers man Stuart McCall has hailed Joe Aribo as the shining light in the current Gers side as he scored a screamer in Sunday’s win over Dundee United.
The 24-year-old fired home the Gers’ third against Dundee after he helped to open the scoring by assisting Ianis Hagi.
It was a man of the match performance from Aribo and McCall was left stunned by his performance and the goal he scored.
“There was certainly no deflection on that one,” McCall stated on the BBC’s Sportsound programme.
“Aribo’s been excellent, he was a shining light in the first half for Rangers and that is some goal.”
It was goal number seven and assist number four in all competitions this season for Aribo on Sunday as he stepped up following a fairy uninspiring opening half-hour at Ibrox.
Dundee United had the better chances in the early stages and Allan McGregor did well to keep the scores level.
Aribo unlocked the visitor’s defence in the build-up to Hagi’s goal and he was unlucky to not open the scoring himself after driving past three United players and getting a shot away a few minutes earlier.
After his goal in midweek, Aribo is proving to be a key player for Steven Gerrard and crucially a player that can make things happen.
In recent Scottish Premiership games, we have looked a bit sloppy and tired and we’ve needed one player to take the initiative and drag us forward.
Aribo could be that player after a couple of great performances. He could be key again in the return leg against Antwerp as that game will prove to be harder than anticipated.