Ex-Rangers Star Hails Hardworking Aribo In Derby Win vs Celtic

Former Rangers star Neil McCann has praised Super Eagles midfielder Joe Aribo for his hardworking performance in the 2-1 win against bitter rivals Celtic in the Scottish Premier League on Sunday, Completesports.com reports.

Aribo, 23, put in a shift over the full 90 minutes as Rangers pushed their way back into the title race by closing the gap on Celtic to just two points with a game in hand.

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And McCann was impressed with what he saw from Aribo and admits he has never seen the Nigeria international work so hard.

“Aribo has been very good today – he’s properly put in a shift defensively, and went beyond even when he’s looked tired. It’s the hardest I’ve seen him work,” the Ex-Rangers player, a three-time Scottish Premier League winner told BBC Sportsound.

Rangers boss Steven Gerrard and his backroom staff celebrated passionately at the final whistle and McCann thinks the result was a prove there is a real title race on.

“There was a determination from Rangers. Steven Gerrard has gone into the dressing room and asked the question – he’s said they need to lay down a marker, that if you get a result we have a serious chance at the title.

“This is a proper, serious challenge Rangers are laying down to Celtic,” McCann added.

Rangers’ next league assignment comes after the winter break with a trip to struggling Hearts, before they then welcome Ross County to Ibrox.

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