Amidst the talk of new contracts for Connor Goldson, Glen Kamara and potentially Jermain Defoe, one Rangers stalwart has been strangely quiet in the era of slapping out extensions.
Scott Arfield, who’s out of contract next year, has had a slightly mixed season this campaign – the brilliant midfielder has never been anything other than consistent, but after losing his place at the start of the season, has lost it at the tail end too, following a bit of injury niggles and fitness issues.
Left out of last night’s loss to Saints with another injury, Arfield hasn’t been at his best since returning from the last big ankle injury in February, and just like the start of the season, he’s on the periphery at the moment.
Regulars to the site know we’re gigantic fans of the Canada international – we had him as a strong contender for POTY, despite not being an absolute constant, and we’ve been very surprised to see his name not involved in any stories about new contracts.
But he’s made just 26 starts this season for the side, and even though he was absolutely immense from September to the tail end of the year, we do wonder if he’s as significant in the Rangers picture as he was.
Arfield isn’t getting any younger, and like Ryan Jack, is just starting to experience a bit of injury issues derailing his career a bit, and we really hope he can get over that and get back to the indispensable player he usually is.
But just for now, he’s on the outside a little, and there’s no word on a new deal.
We really hope he still gets one.