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Aribo Has Cemented His Spot in Glasgow Rangers’ First Team –Rae

Aribo Has Cemented His Spot in Glasgow Rangers’ First Team   –Rae

Former Glasgow Rangers midfielder Alex Rae believes Joe Aribo has done enough to cement a place on the right-hand side of the Gers’ attack.

Aribo scored his sixth goal of the season in Rangers’ 3-0 win over Hibernian at Easter Road on Friday night and overall put in an impressive performance.

A midfielder by nature, the 23-year-old has started in the forward line for Rangers in several games and featured on the right flank for Rangers against Hibernian.

The right-hand side of their attack has been a problem for Steven Gerrard this season, but Rae believes that, in Aribo, the Rangers manager has found a solution.

The former Rangers man feels Aribo has fought back well from a dip in form this season and believes he has cemented a place for himself in the starting eleven with his recent performances.


Rae said on the Ladbrokes Social Club when asked about Aribo: “The back four kind of picks itself for Rangers and as well as the midfield three as (Steve) Davis is injured.

“The one key area was always the right berth of that front three and he has actually started to go another level now.”

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Rae added: “He started pretty well at Rangers, dipped a bit and he is now starting to thrive in there because he can roam – he can come inside, he can go down the line.

“He added a really good goal at the weekend as well and is starting to get good patnerships going.

“I think he has cemented that place for me.”

Aribo joined Rangers from Charlton Athletic last summer and has made 29 appearances for the club.

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  • I like dis. Cement your place in your club as you have cemented your place in the national team. Keep up the good work and you will be back in England playing for one of the great teams or you will be in a much more bigger team than Rangers.

  • right wing? this is actually a bad news for the evil planners like @Glory, @deo, @tayo and co. who always want aribo a real offensive player, a real attacking player, to die in centre midfield. so that his attackin insticnt will fall. just like what happen to mikel and moses and others.

    they are doin it cuz of their toothless and attackless iwobi.

    • Glory 2 years ago

      Hahahaha..ha. You call me n others evil planners. Lol. Anyway it’s football n won’t go personal. Just where your (righteous planner) knowledge ends and I respect that. You can barely do much about it.

  • I get insulted because of Iwobi, now because of Aribo! I can’t even remember where I criticized Aribo

    Anyway Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year in advance to all Complete Sports family (writers, readers and platform contributors).

    This time last year we had so much to look forward to (women world cup, U17, U 21, and U23 Afcon).

    Sadly some tournaments will take place in 2020 without Nigeria flag (like Olympics men and women football).

    Still, may we find success in all the qualifiers and any games that our men and women teams will feature in in 2020.

  • Aribo deployed in the right wing? This is disenchanting. I loath the practice of playing footballers out of their natural position. Aribo is more of a box-to-box midfielder.

    I wish this will not distort his natural progression.