Fresh off his goal scoring debut for Nigeria in the international friendly against Ukraine on Tuesday,Joe Aribo returned to Rangers and put in a good shift to help The Gers bounce back to winning ways.
Rangers lost their first and only game this season in the Scottish Premier League, falling 2-0 to Celtics in the Old firm derby on the weekend of the international break- Aribo played 70 minutes.
On Saturday, the midfielder got 75 minutes and also provided an assist as Steven Gerrard’s men cruised to an easy 3-1 victory over Livingston.
A barren first-half was bad, but going behind two minutes after the restart triggered a response from the home side.
🗣️”I think the penalty incident certainly provoked us into our best and from the 50/51st minute, I thought we were excellent and really looked dangerous every time we went forward.”
— Rangers Football Club (@RangersFC) September 14, 2019
James Tavernier (55′) leveled for Rangers, then Alfredo Morelos (71′) scored with Aribo providing the assist, before he was subbed off.
Rangers’ third will come from Brandon Barker on his Ibrox debut, with the assist from a player of Nigerian descent, Sheyi ojo.
The win takes Gerrard’s men to just 3 points behind top of table Celtic, who have five wins in five games so far this season.