Rangers ensured a safe passage into the last eight of the Scottish League Cup after beating East Fife 3-0.
Boss Steven Gerrard saw his side look mightily convincing despite some horrendous conditions at the Bayview Stadium.
The Gers’ goals came from Jermain Defoe, Filip Helander and Joe Aribo, setting up a quarter-final with Livingston.
In previous years games like this trip to East Fife might have proved tricky to negotiate for Rangers. Under Gerrard’s management, however, the current crop looks like they could achieve something special.
One man who stood out yesterday was new recruit Aribo.
He capped a fine performance with a goal for his new club, his fourth in his first eight appearances for Rangers.
He took to Twitter after the contest to speak of his delight at progressing to the next stage of the competition:
Tough playing conditions today 🌪, however job done and we advance to the next round. Thanks to the travelling supporters 🙏🏾 pic.twitter.com/FgpODFElI8
— Joe Aribo (@J_Aribo19) August 18, 2019
Aribo was a summer signing from Charlton Athletic and he already looks like being a quality player in Scotland.
He helped Charlton towards promotion to the Championship last season and will hope to guide the Gers in their quest for silverware this campaign.
Following his performance in yesterday’s game supporters were quick to praise the 23-year-old.
Here is a selection of tweets from Rangers supporters following Aribo’s showing against East Fife:
Big Aribo is the signing of the summer boy plays with slippers on 🚬
— CT (@cameronthomson5) August 18, 2019
Aribo is just class!
— LauraTorrance. (@LauraTorrancex) August 18, 2019
I’m no even exaggerating btw but Joseph Oluwaseyi Temitope Ayodele-Aribo is gonna be worth £80m one day. Maddd that we got him for basically nothing. Gonna be our signing of the season 100%
— Rangers Spares ™️ (@RangersSparess) August 18, 2019
Joe Aribo is top class
— Craig Smith (@csljm84) August 18, 2019
Aribo really made easy work of that pitch yesterday. Good signs for Livi and Accies hopefully where someone is able to dictate play.
— colinkeose (@colinkeose) August 19, 2019
— BigKdoG (@big_kdo) August 19, 2019
Joe aribo will make rangers MILLIONS
— Robert-w.a.t.p (@rangerslad1983) August 18, 2019
I know this may get some backlash however all confidence that the people mostly will agree, Halliday pish, Kamara pish, helander not match fit and harsh environment to play in, Aribo excellent Defoe typical Defoe fods good saves made, happy with Jones 🔴⚪️🔵 GSTQ https://t.co/9CnL9mdNWl
— NickGemmell (@nickgemmell24) August 18, 2019
Joe Aribo is the prime example of what a baller looks like.
— Kevin Wakeham (@KWRFC1995) August 18, 2019
Joe Aribo btw! 💙🙌🏻
— Stephen Purdon (@stephen_purdon) August 18, 2019
Joe Aribo magnificent today, deserved his goal.
Lee Bowyer must be raging 😄😄😄 https://t.co/rXPptm6gmN
— Rangers FC Fan Account (@JoeAriboCartel) August 18, 2019