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What Joe Aribo must do next after Rangers man scores on international debut

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What Joe Aribo must do next after Rangers man scores on international debut

The recent signing is yet to register a goal or assist in the league during 2019/20.

Rangers pulled off something of a coup in the summer when they managed to lure Joe Aribo north of the border from Charlton Athletic.

The youngster had been attracting interest from Premier League and Championship clubs but in the end, the Gers got their man.

A report in The Scotsman claimed that just £300,000 was all it had taken for the Light Blues to sign Aribo, given his contract situation at The Valley.

The 22-year-old was criticised by Lee Bowyer for heading to the Scottish Premiership but that won’t concern him too much.

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Despite being born in London, Aribo opted to play for Nigeria and last night he had an international debut to remember.

 

Just four minutes were on the clock when the attack-minded midfielder swept a cross into the net and gave the Super Eagles the lead.

After impressing on his international debut, the challenge for Aribo is to now return to Rangers and start doing it on the domestic front.

Time to kick-on

In four Premiership games, Aribo has failed to register a single goal or assist yet and with a plethora of talent now available to Gerrard, he must improve on that front.

Scoring in Europa League qualifying didn’t prove a problem for the versatile performer; although those strikes did come against lesser opposition. Likewise his goal against East Fife in the League Cup, which was also against a team in a  lower league.

Last season Aribo netted 10 goals and registered five assists in League One from the middle of the park and Rangers will fancy a piece of that.

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Of course, there will be a settling in period but the longer the season goes on, the more Rangers fans will want to see Aribo contributing.

He has all the qualities to be a massive player for Rangers. He is skilful, quick, can beat players and, on his day, is capable of scoring goals.

The challenge for Aribo is to really show Gerrard that he means business and start contributing towards goals in the coming weeks.

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