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

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

Jimmy Nicholl is set to leave Rangers when Steven Gerrard becomes the club's new manager on June 1, but Lee McCulloch has urged the Gers to keep him in his Glasgow Evening Times column.

"We go up to Glasgow and we will give it our best".

'When you look at the style of football that Jurgen Klopp plays, I think every fan in the world loves watching that.

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

Arfield then flew to Glasgow this morning to tie up his move to Ibrox and Rangers new boss Steven Gerrard is pleased to have added the Canada worldwide to his squad.

The 29-year-old has spent the last five years at Turf Moor, with 22 goals being scored in 193 appearances in all competitions.

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Seven straight title wins have seen all others forced into something more akin to a supporting role in the Scottish title race year-by-year but with the acquisition of Gerrard straight out of his role as a player for LA Galaxy, many are hoping that a new era will be ushered in as the Liverpool legend takes the reins.

"I'm excited to work with Gerrard".

Capped 12 times by Canada at full worldwide, it seemed Arfield would represent his country of birth after representing Scotland as an Under-19, Under-21, and B global.

When asked about his memories of facing Gerrard, he said: "Getting beat, getting overrun, and I remember coming off the pitch thinking I'm not as good as I first thought".

"He is a talented and competitive midfielder who has competed at a high level in the English Premier League and internationally for Canada".

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