By Pranav Shahaney

28th Nov, 2021 | 12:40pm

BBC pundit blown away by Scott Arfield goal for Rangers v Livingston

Brian Rice has waxed lyrical over Scott Arfield’s finish that gave Rangers the lead away to Livingston on Sunday afternoon.

Arfield was named in the starting eleven by Giovanni van Bronckhorst ahead of Steven Davis and the decision paid off almost instantly.

In the 7th minute, James Tavernier found the 33-year-old, who made a terrific run from midfield to slot the ball into the back of the net.

Speaking about the goal on BBC Radio Scotland, Rice, the former Hamilton Academical manager, said, “Magnificent from Arfield, Rangers need his running from midfield. And, once you find him, he still needs a fantastic touch and lobbed finish, but he does that. Arfield is the only one in the Rangers midfield that gives you that”

Classy

It was a superb finish from Arfield and completely merited the praise from anyone who watched that goal.

His presence in the midfield offers the Gers much-needed mobility and stumps the opposition as they don’t know whether to sit deep or mark the players.

Van Bronckhorst clearly knew that the 33-year-old is capable of something like that and his decision to start him is already reaping rewards.

Rangers are looking in control of this game and must not take their feet off the pedal now.

Complacency has kicked in on several occasions this season and GvB needs to ensure that this team stays focused on the task at hand.

Hopefully, the second half sees a few more goals as it could do wonders for Gers’ goal difference.

In other Rangers news, Chris Sutton has been blown away by Gers man after big November development