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Aribo Targets 10th Rangers Goal In 50th Game Vs Leverkusen

Aribo Targets 10th Rangers Goal  In 50th Game Vs Leverkusen

Super Eagles midfielder, Joe Aribo will be gunning for his tenth goal in all competitions for Rangers against Bayer Leverkusen in Thursday’s Europa League match at the Bay Arena, Completesports.com reports.

Aribo who joined Rangers from Charlton Athletic in the summer transfer window of last year netted nine goals and made eight assists in 48 games overall during the 2019/20 season.

The Nigerian international is also set to play his 50th match in all for the Gers, having made his 49th appearance in Saturday’s 1-0 Scottish Premier League victory over Aberdeen.

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Aribo had three shots with two of those on target, two key passes and a hundred percent pass success rate to ensure his side landed their first win of the new Scottish league term.

He also impressed during pre-season with the 24-year-old finding the net in victories over Motherwell and Coventry City and also delivering wonderful displays against Lyon and Nice.

Aribo on Friday won the Young Player of the Year prize together with the Goal of the Season diadem during his debut campaign for Rangers and will be raring to go against Leverkusen.

Compatriot, Leon Balogun who was named in the Scottish Premiership Team of the Week after his impressive debut for Rangers on Saturday is ineligible for the Europa League campaign.

Leverkusen have the edge over Rangers, though, with a place in the quarter-finals at stake after a 3-1 win at Ibrox Stadium in March put Die Werkself in command of this last-16 tie.

By Oluyemi Ogunseyin

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