Scott Arfield: I left a boy but return a natural leader

Josh Windass of Rangers scores his sides first goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium

Josh Windass of Rangers scores his sides first goal during the Ladbrokes Scottish Premiership match between Rangers and Celtic at Ibrox Stadium

This season, Arfield scored in the shock 3 - 2 opening day win over Chelsea at Stamford Bridge but has found his opportunities limited.

Arfield is the first major signing of the Gerrard era, but as the man himself admits, Rangers were interested in signing him several months ago - before Gerrard's appointment.

Speaking to Sky Sports upon his arrival, he said: "It feels terrific to join Rangers".

'We go up to Glasgow and we will give it our best'. It's been a long time coming and hopefully the next four years are going to be fantastic. "I'll listen to everything he and has staff have to say and hopefully take my game to the next level".

Arfield leaves the Lancashire club after a five-year spell following three seasons with Huddersfield Town as they moved from League One to the Championship.


Arfield said: "As soon as the interest came in, it was something I wanted to go for".

And the early signs are that Rangers chairman Dave King, who has been criticised heavily be supporters for a perceived lack of investment and ambition, is indeed willing to back Gerrard in his first transfer window as a coach.

Gerrard added: "It's pleasing also that we have been able to start our rebuilding process so quickly after the end of the season".

He could face former club Burnley in the Europa League next season.

Gerrard is seeking to improve the Rangers squad he inherited from former club boss Graeme Murty and clearly sees midfielder Arfield as the first missing piece in the pursuit of closing the gap at the top of the Scottish Premiership with arch-rivals Celtic.

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