The head of the Rangers, Gerrard, gives conditions for Aribo to appear against Standard Liege

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The Nigeria international is slowly recovering from his illness that prevented him from the last two Gers games

Rangers coach Steven Gerrard has revealed that Joe Aribo’s participation in the Europa League clash against Standard Liege on Thursday is based on his total participation in his training session.

The 24-year-old midfielder missed the Gers Europa League game against Benfica and their League Cup tie against Falkirk.

There were rumors that the Nigeria international was not involved in the matches because he tested positive for the coronavirus.

Gerrard, however, quickly dismissed the report and revealed that the versatile player suffers from an undisclosed illness.

Aribo is now gradually overcoming the problem and could return against the Belgian club at the Ibrox Stadium.

“Ryan Jack is a big doubt, he still has a good chance for the weekend,” Gerrard said at a pregame press conference.

“It is to be hoped that Aribo will return with us, assuming that today’s session passes.”

Aribo has been with the Ibrox Stadium team since the summer of 2019 and has been a key part of Gerrard’s team.

The midfielder featured prominently for the Rangers last season when they finished third and took home the Young Player of the Season award.

Aribo has made more than 40 appearances in all competitions for the Rangers since arriving in Scotland.

In the 2020-21 season, the midfielder has appeared in 11 games in all competitions, including three in the Europa League, scoring four goals.

The Rangers currently lead Group D with eight points from four games and the victory over Standard Liege could seal their place in the knockout stages of the competition.


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