Rangers boss Gerrard showers praise on Aribo after win vs Coventry City

Rangers boss Gerrard showers praise on Aribo after win vs Coventry City

Rangers manager Steven Gerrard has hailed the performance of Joe Aribo in the 2-0 win against Coventry City in Saturday’s friendly at Ibrox Park.


Aribo maintained his fine form in pre-season after scoring a sublime goal in the 50th minute of the match to give Rangers the lead.


The Super Eagles midfielder played a superb one-two with Alfredo Morelos before gliding into the area, but before any of the three Coventry players around him could get a tackle in, he’d slotted the ball into the bottom-left corner.

Aribo also scored in Rangers’ win 4-0 over Motherwell on Wednesday.


Connor Godson scored the Gers’ second goal with a header in the 67th minute as Steven Gerrard’s men ended their preseason games with 100% record.


“Wherever we play Joe he always tries to make things happen,” Gerrard was quoted by RTE Sport.


“He’s come back in a fantastic place. He’s come back fitter, he’s come back focused and all I ask is that he takes his pre-season performances into the season because if he does, he’s going to be a major help for us.”


Aribo joined Rangers from Charlton Athletic last summer and notched nine goals and eight assists from 48 appearances across all competitions in the 2019-20 campaign.


The Nigeria international will look to help the Ibrox Stadium outfit wrestle the league title from Celtic next season.


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