By Doug Ward

15th Sep, 2022 | 8:45am

Ally McCoist wowed by 'sensational' Scott Arfield as Rangers suffer 3-0 loss v Napoli in Champions League

Ally McCoist was blown away by Scott Arfield’s ball control at one moment in Rangers’ 3-0 defeat to Napoli in the Champions League on Wednesday.

Alfredo Morelos had a good chance to score at the end of the first half when Arfield touched the ball down to him inside the penalty area.

Morelos, unfortunately, swung at thin air and missed the ball so failed to test Alex Meret in goal but McCoist was still thrilled with the technical ability shown by Arfield.

“That was a fantastic lay off for Morelos there. The touch from Arfield is sensational,” said McCoist on BT Sport 4 on Wednesday night (14 September), as quoted by BBC Sport’s matchday blog (08:50pm).


Arfield does produce some good performances in Europe, doesn’t he?

In the first half, Rangers played very well and Arfield was a major driving force behind that.

The former Burnley attacker was involved in almost all of our attacking play as he was constantly showing for the ball behind Morelos and Ryan Kent.

Arfield, unfortunately, is 33 years old now and he’ll turn 34 at the start of November.

His contract expires at the end of this season and we’d be surprised if he gets another extension. Although, knowing Rangers, he could be with us until he’s in his 40s.

It’s nothing against Arfield but why are the Gers still relying on these older players to drag them through matches?

Allan McGregor, Steven Davies and Arfield were arguably the three best Rangers players on the pitch against Napoli.

Why aren’t the younger players – who are mainly in their late 20s or early 30s compared to those three – stepping up?

They should be embarrassed.

In other Rangers news, Nigel Farage has demanded major action from the Gers and from Chelsea after what happened in the Champions League this week.