Scotty Arfield’s return to Rangers, kind of, was an extremely welcome sight, and the much-loved midfielder, whose spell in Major League Soccer hasn’t really got going, was only too happy to come back to Scotland and promote Rangers and the League Cup Final on Viaplay.
The lad, as we know, never wanted to leave, and has bit his tongue a lot on his final season at Rangers under The Mick, showing dignity not to slur the former manager too much.
But it’s lovely to have him back, even if it’s just a promotional visit to plug the final, which he’s done alongside old sparring partner Scott Brown, still smarting from him having the Broony done back to him a couple of years ago.
He had a few words of wisdom to share while he was at it as well, and even managed to be kind to his old gaffer:
“Hugely (surprised at how it fell apart under Beale). I don’t think anybody would have wanted to see that happen. I knew how much Rangers meant to Mick and his family. That’s why he took the opportunity to come back up the road. It was bitterly disappointing what happened but that is football. That’s what happens when you don’t get results, especially at a club the size of Rangers. You don’t last too long when if things don’t go to plan.”
Scotty has never been anything other than incredibly gracious about his ex-boss, refusing to take well-deserved kicks when others have, which is as admirable as Leon Balogun offering a few jabs and insights on the contrary.
But either way, Arfield remains one of us and would have given anything to be involved this season and in this cup final to say the least.
Still, promoting it next to the man he destroyed was compensation itself…