By Saikat Mandal

28th Nov, 2021 | 3:40pm

BBC pundit gushes over Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo v Livingston

Brian Rice has hailed Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo after he scored the second goal against Livingston, as the Gers won 3-1 in the Scottish Premiership clash.

The BBC pundit has hailed him as “top-class”, and also praised Ianis Hagi for his “sublime” switch of play.

Ryan Kent from the left-wing delivered a neat pass between two defenders which was flicked on by Alfredo Morelos. The ball came to Aribo who clipped a left-footed curler over goalkeeper Max Stryjek in off the bar.

“That switch of play from Hagi is sublime – and the touch and finish from Aribo is top-class. They’ve instructed Kent to stay wide to provide the switch out wide since Livingston are so narrow and it’s now 2-0 to Rangers,” said Rice on BBC Radio 5 (via BBC Sport).

Momentum

After winning 2-0 against Sparta Prague in the midweek in the Europa League, it was necessary for the Champions to maintain their momentum in the league as well.

They have now picked up back-to-back wins in the SPFL, and the first under new manager Giovanni van Bronckhorst.

Although Rangers conceded in the first half, the fluidity of their movement and passing have been really impressive.

James Tavernier produced a brilliant pass for Scott Arfield’s opener, while Hagi was superb throughout the game as well.

Fashion Sakala scored the third goal of the game to seal all three points for the visitors.

Aribo has been in superb form this season. It was his fourth goal of the campaign, and Van Bronckhorst will be pleased with the effort.

The technique behind the goal was top draw, and it won’t be an exaggeration to say that it is his best goal of the season.

In other Rangers news, a Sky Sports pundit has hit out at something “ridiculous” he heard said about this Gers star.