Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield reveals GvB already working on style in pre-season
Rangers midfielder Scott Arfield has revealed that Giovanni van Bronckhorst is already working on getting his style across more in pre-season
The Gers are coming on the back of an impressive campaign where despite a managerial change in the mid-season, they won the Scottish Cup and finished as the runners-up in the Europa League.
Arfield was quoted in a report by Scottish Daily Express where he expressed optimism about having a successful full season under Van Bronckhorst
“We’ve got a European coach here now and predominantly it’s all about the ball, being football fit,” he said. “As a player, the gaffer has been around the world so he’s cultured in his playing style and his management.
“I can only imagine how hard it is to come in halfway through a season (as a manager). I know how hard it is as a player.
“He’s had to come in with his own staff, his own ideas. But pre-season is a time when you can implement that as you’re together for longer and have less games to prepare for, so you can prepare and get your ideas across.
“We’ve already done two days here. It’s all about positions, receiving the ball, different ways to get on the ball.
“So he’s already working on that style, which he couldn’t have done back in January as we had so many games to play. It’s been brilliant to get back into the routine. Hopefully, this will set us up for another successful season.”
The upcoming season is huge for Rangers and Arfield can be a big part of it as well. As their season starts quicker than other clubs, the future could be pivotal for him.
In the recently concluded season with Gers, the 33-year-old scored 4 goals in 24 Premiership appearances. However, he only started 42% of the league fixtures at the Ibrox Stadium [Transfermarkt].
Even though he prefers to play as a central midfielder, he can also play either as a right midfielder or a left midfielder because of his technical awareness.
The big talking point is that he started very few games despite the injuries during the season which shows that maybe the manager didn’t have enough trust in the player to give him the game time he deserves.
With Aaron Ramsey already left the club after a rather unsuccessful loan season and Glen Kamara, Joe Aribo’s future in doubt, Arfield might have a bigger role to play for the club than what was expected of him at the backend of the last season.
In other Rangers news, this star player is “likely” to leave the club.