Rangers midfielder Joe Aribo says he is glad to be back on the pitch following the club’s first pre-season friendly against Hamilton a few days ago.
It has been the best part of seventeen weeks since the Gers last played a game of any kind and the Nigerian international took to Twiter to express his delight that football has returned:
Felt good to be back on the pitch ?? pic.twitter.com/0oPICOkhdu
— Joe Aribo (@J_Aribo19) July 11, 2020
Supporters on Twitter were praising Aribo with many backing him to have a big season for the Light Blues:
Looking strong big man
Fear no For
— StevieGsBlueandWhiteArmy (@VaticanRSC) July 11, 2020
55 big man cmon
— Paul (@pdlexi) July 11, 2020
Spot on mate, he’s a game changer, his performance against Braga was outstanding!
— SpainLoyal1872 (@SLoyal1872) July 13, 2020
Welcome back @J_Aribo19 ✊
— Play Play Boy of Lagos (@KingUpelle) July 11, 2020
Felt good to hear you say it Felt Good Joe! ?
Saw your dribbling in the box v hamilton…reminded me of your world class goal v braga (which made me cry with joy!)
“Do it to the Dons” Joe!
— John Black (@JohnBla77411678) July 12, 2020
Buzzing for the season to start haribo ?
— John McGuinness ✌ (@johnmcg1990) July 11, 2020
My money is on you to be our player of season , no pressure but go and show everyone just how good you are ?
— Man utd rangers (@rangersmanutd) July 11, 2020
Good man Joe ???⚽️WATP
— Basherbo (@Blue0rder) July 11, 2020
Aribo’s first season with the Gers was a mixed bag, it is fair to say. There were certainly more than a few moments of inspiration from the 23-year-old but he will want to improve on his consistency during his second campaign at Ibrox.
Nine goals in 48 appearances is certainly not a bad return for your first season, and there is no doubt that he could have reached double figures if the campaign hadn’t been curtailed.